Second Stafford Home Damaged by Lightning

At approximately 10:40 p.m. on Friday, August 13th, units with Stafford County Fire and Rescue (SCFR) were dispatched for a reported structure fire in the 100 block of St. Roberts Drive in the Rock Hill district. First arriving units arrived on scene about five minutes later and reported fire coming from the roof of a two story single family residence. Crews made entry and found an attic fire. The fire was contained within less than five minutes.

All occupants self-evacuated prior to the arrival of units and none reported injuries. The home suffered substantial damage and the three occupants were temporarily displaced as a result, but denied assistance of the American Red Cross. Smoke alarms were present but did not sound due to the location of the fire.
ladders at home
The fire is under investigation by the Stafford County Fire Marshal’s Office. SCFR units were assisted on scene by the Quantico Fire and Emergency Services.