Lightning strikes Whorton Bend home, fire destroys it

Lightning struck a home in Whorton Bend on Tuesday night and destroyed it.

It happened with the owners on vacation.

One of the owners tells the Gadsden Times that the dogsitter heard a massive “boom.”

She said the fire might have started near an attic window. It did not cause any injuries.

The owners flew home early yesterday after the dogsitter let them know what happened.