VILLA HILLS, Ky. -- Fire officials said a lightning strike caused a massive fire and destroyed a home in Villa Hills early Friday.
Crescent Springs/Villa Hills Asst. Fire Chief Gary Foltz said the fire started at about 12:30 a.m. after lightning hit the home in the 900 block of North Oak Drive.
Foltz said someone nearby at a senior living facility on Amsterdam Road spotted the flames and called 911 at about 2:45 a.m. -- more than two hours after the fire started.
BREAKING OVERNIGHT: Crescent Springs-Villa Hills Asst Fire Chief Gary Foltz says a lightning strike destroyed a home on North Oak Drive. It burned more than 2 hours before someone called 911. No one was home or injured. @WCPOpic.twitter.com/Lb96x3Ih4H