Circleville house destroyed by fire; investigators looking at possible lightning strike

The Circleville Fire Department is investigating what caused a house to catch fire Tuesday morning. WBNS 10TV
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CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio – The Circleville Fire Department is investigating what caused a house to catch fire Tuesday morning.

Officials say around 6:50 a.m. a Circleville police officer on patrol noticed smoke in the area of Pontious Lane and Hayes Court.

The officer arrived at a home on Pontious Lane to find the garage engulfed in flames. The officer went inside the house and found two people sleeping.

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The officer was able to get them out safely, according to Circleville Police Sgt. Matthew Hafey.

Firefighters arrived a short time later and were able to contain the fire. There is significant visible damage to the roof, garage and inside the home.

Authorities said there were storms moving through the area and they are investigating whether lightning caused the fire.

No injuries were reported at the scene.