House fire caused by lightning strike in Canton

Posted at 10:49 AM, Apr 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-06 10:49:34-04

Crews were on the scene of a house fire that was apparently caused by a lightning strike in Canton this morning.

The Canton Fire Department Deputy Chief says lightning struck a satellite dish on top of the house causing electricity to travel to the electrical box in the basement and start a fire. 

A woman and her grandson were able to make it out of the home safely.

The basement was the only part of the home to sustain damage.