JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Lightning struck a building with two apartments inside as well as a power pole, sparking a fire in the homes and knocking down powerlines.
The fire broke out in the 700 block of Eaverson Street this afternoon but was brought under control in less than 10 minutes, officials said.
Tashella Smith, who lived there with her son, said she went to the doctor and came home to a house on fire. It is a complete loss.
And this is not the first time her house has caught on fire. "December 6, 2006, different house, different apartment, same me."
Firefighters saw smoke coming from roof when they arrived on the scene, said Tom Francis, Jacksonville Fire and Rescue spokesperson.
The fire was under control in less than 10 minutes.