Firefighters responding to a house fire in Grand Cascades subdivision found the upstairs of a home on Watermill Way completely engulfed in flames, and the roof near collapse.
Not long after they arrived, the roof began to collapse, forcing firefighters out of the home. As the roof continued to collapse, they began using water from an aerial ladder to put out the fire inside the house.
As they were putting out the last of the flames, the homeowner returned and told firefighters that she had been at work, and that no one else was in the house at the time of the fire. She did say there was at least one cat inside the home, but it had not been located.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but nearby residents reported a strong storm in the area and said they heard multiple nearby lightning strikes not long before the fire was spotted by a neighbor.
This story will be updated.