WATERTOWN, MASS. (WHDH) – A fire broke out at a home in Watertown Friday, burning after a possible lightning strike during the afternoon’s severe weather.
Video obtained by 7NEWS showed crews fighting the fire on the second and third floors of the multifamily home around 4:15 p.m.
Watertown Fire Chief Don Rowland said that ongoing lightning added an extra level of danger for crews battling the flames.
“Obviously during a lightning storm we have some concern about people operating on the roof,” Rowland said. “We took some precautions around that.”
Rowland indicated the fire was out as of 6 p.m., but crews were still working on hot spots Friday evening.
7NEWS has also learned the four people living in the home escaped with no injuries.
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