CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (CBS4) – Lightning is suspected in a house fire in Castle Rock Tuesday afternoon.
The fire broke out at a home on Brilliance Drive in The Meadows at approximately 3 p.m.READ MORE: Foul Ball With Foul Results; Loveland Player Receives 500 Stitches After Collision With Outfield Fence
“According the eye witnesses, the house was struck by lightning just before the fire broke out,” KerriAnne Mukhopadhyay with Castle Rock Fire and Rescue said in a statement.READ MORE: Stimulus Check Latest: Is A Fourth Relief Payment Coming?
Mukhopadhyay said two people reportedly live in the home but weren’t home at the time. One of two cats was found but the other is missing.
Firefighters from Castle Rock Fire and Rescue, South Metro Fire Authority, Larkspur Fire Protection District and Jackson County Fire Departments responded to the scene.MORE NEWS: Police: Man Kills 6 Adults & Himself At Colorado Springs Birthday Party
The official cause of the fire is still under investigation