It happened around 5:15 p.m. Saturday on Block Rudolph Dadey Drive. Over 60 firefighters were able to control the house fire in 80 minutes, according to the fire department.
The three-story house was directly struck by lightning, according to the fire department; the two-alarm fire was a result of the lightning strike.
The Charlotte Fire Department estimated damages at $1,950,000.
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Update: 2 Alarm Structure Fire; 14000 Block of Rudolph Dadey Dr; fire investigators determined the fire was the result of a direct lightning strike; damage estimates are $1,950,000 pic.twitter.com/cdL0pp2XeV
— Charlotte Fire Dept (@CharlotteFD) July 18, 2021
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