Lightning May Have Started House Fire

Amherst County, VA - Thunderstorms that swept through the region Thursday night may be the reason why a house in Amherst County is a total loss.Emergency management coordinator Gary Roakes told ABC 13 News it looks like lightning caused the fire on Gun Mountain Drive.

Roakes said the home owner burned his feet, but it's a minor injury.

Nine people lived there including four adults and five children.

The Red Cross is now helping them out.