p–13328814966230–At 1033pm Cornelius Fire and Huntersville Station 2 weredispatched for a lightning strike to a residence with possible fire in theattic on John Connor road in the Peninsula neighborhood on Lake Norman in Cornelius.Cornelius Fire arrived on location and reported heavy smoke with fire showing through the roofand a working fire alert was transmitted. This brought additional units fromHuntersville Station 1 and the Davidson Fire Department. While CorneliusEngine 2 made an initial attack on the fire Huntersville E22 arrived onlocation and was assigned to the roof for ventilation. Davidson Engine 1established RIT and Huntersville Engine 1 arrived and assisted Cornelius withan aggressive attack on the fire in the attic. The aggressive attack knockedthe fire down quickly with the fire damage contained to the attic the roof andthe master bedroom of the structure. There was extensive water damage throughoutthe 2supndsup and 1supstsup floors of the structure however due tosalvage operations with tarps some furniture was saved on the first floor. Extensiveoverhaul required an extended time on scene with all Huntersville units clearthe scene by 215am. Mount Mourne FD Iredell County and Huntersville Station3 provided a move up company and covered the response areas while the crews were busy with thefire. Residents reported a loud bang that they believed was a lightning strikeat the front of the house just before the fire. Residentssought the assistance of the Red Cross for temporary housing.pp classMsoNormalUnits on scene Huntersville Engine 22 Engine 1 and HeavyRescue 1 Cornelius Engine 2 Engine 3 and Engine 4 Ladder 4 and Heavy Rescue4 span stylemso-spacerunyesnbspspanDavidson Engine 1 Mecklenburg CountyFire Marshall Medic ALS stand-by Cornelius Police Department and the RedCross. Photos courtesy of WBTV and CorneliusNews.netbrp–13328814966231–p classMsoNoSpacingNews stories pp classMsoNoSpacinga hrefhttpwww.wbtv.comstory17207817lightning-sparks-house-fire fcksavedurlhttpwww.wbtv.comstory17207817lightning-sparks-house-firehttpwww.wbtv.comstory17207817lightning-sparks-house-fireapp classMsoNoSpacinga hrefhttpcorneliusnews.netblog20120321lightning-strike-sets-fire-to-john-connor-rd-home fcksavedurlhttpcorneliusnews.netblog20120321lightning-strike-sets-fire-to-john-connor-rd-homehttpcorneliusnews.netblog20120321lightning-strike-sets-fire-to-john-connor-rd-homeapp classMsoNoSpacingCLICK BELOW FOR MORE PICTURESbrppp