Lightning causes house fire in Morrison

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Lightning starts house fire in Morrison, Colo. September 3, 2013

Lightning starts house fire in Morrison, Colo. September 3, 2013

MORRISON, Colo. — A lightning bolt hit a house and ignited a fire that caused major damage to a house in Morrison Tuesday evening.

West Metro Fire Rescue battled the blaze at S. Cole Street and Purdue Ave. A spokesperson says lightning hit the front bedroom window of the house and started a fire in the bedroom.

It took crews 19 minutes to extinguish the flames.

They say it caused about $50,000 damage.

The homeowners were not there at the time. No one was hurt.