A bolt of lightning hit a west Nashville home and hours later sparked a fire late Wednesday night.
The fire started around 11 p.m. at the home on Fleetwood Drive off of Hillwood Drive near Charlotte Pike.
The family inside the home said they saw a bright flash and heard a noise that shook the foundation of the home.
The family did not immediately react to the strike until they smelled smoke several hours later.
"If you think you've had a flash or [get] hit extremely close to [you], check, go out and check, look, go out and look at the eves, and look at the roof, and do a complete 360 around your house, just to make sure if you're uncertain," explained Fire Chief Ricky Taylor.
Firefighters were able to put the fire out quickly and damage was contained to the attic.
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