Brandon, Florida -- Officials say a lightning strike might have been behind a house fire in Brandon on Saturday afternoon.
Firefighters arrived at the home shortly before 4 p.m. saw smoke rising from its roof. They were quickly able to extinguish the flames, which originated in the attic.
Two residents told investigators they heard a loud noise and something hitting their house during a storm, and minutes later they smelled smoke. They called 911 and got out of the house safely, along with a dog.
The fire was determined to be accidental, and possibly caused by lightning.
The Red Cross is assisting the two residents with shelter.
No one was injured.