Lightning strikes Rankin County home, catches fire

Fire Investigation

RANKIN COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) — A home in Rankin County was struck by lightning and caught fire Wednesday morning.

Raymond Duke of the Rankin County Sheriff’s Department said it happened at a house on Greenfield Ridge Drive. The homeowner called 911 around 4:45 a.m. saying lightning hit the house.

The house caught fire.

Firefighters responded to the scene to put out flames.

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