Lightning strike starts house fire in Granby |

Lightning strike starts house fire in Granby

Sky-Hi News staff report
Grand County, CO Colorado
Byron Hetzler/Sky-Hi News
Byron Hetzler/Sky-Hi News | Sky-Hi News

GRANBY – A home in Grand Elk caught fire at about 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, after it was struck by lightning.

Grand Fire Protection District No. 1 responded with three fire engines, said Schelly Olson, public information officer for the district.

Most of the Granby volunteer firefighters were training at the station when the call was received, so the fire protection district responded in force, Olson said.

Granby police were on the scene as well as EMS personnel and a tower truck and an additional fire engine from East Grand Fire Protection District No. 4.

The home is a second home and there were no occupants at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported.

The fire was extinguished at about 11 p.m. and was contained to the roof and the attic of the building.

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