CLIFTON HEIGHTS — A home on the 400 block of South Springfield road was damaged by fire Tuesday evening during the height of a thunderstorm that rolled through the region.
Ron Wallace was home when he heard the lightning strike. He realized it was his home and evacuated.
"Whoever expects it to be you?" Wallace said as he watched firefighters bring the blaze under control. Wallace and neighbors pondered the cause which he thought may have been related to an old television antenna on the roof of his twin home.
"The cause is still under investigation," said Clifton Height Assistant Chief Nick De Pompeo. "The fire was located in the third floor and we were able to contain it to the room of origin."
Firefighters were hampered by the placement of the home which sits on top of a hill but they were able to bring trucks down a rear alley to reach the blaze.
Units from Yeadon,, Collingdale, Springfield, Lansdowne and Garrettford fire companies assist on the call.
The blaze was one of a number of calls that kept county firefighters busy during the height of the storm as falling trees brought down wires throughout the area.
Nobody was injured in the blase which was under control in 30minutes.