Officials: Lightning causes house fire in Outagamie Co.

A home was damaged by fire in Ellington, April 20, 2017. (WLUK/Justin Steinbrinck)

7 a.m. Update: All crews have left the scene.


TOWN OF ELLINGTON (WLUK) -- No one was injured after an overnight house fire in Outagamie County.

It broke out around 1:30 at a home on Valley View Drive in the Town of Ellington.

Officials say lightning hit a gas meter.

"Gas meter hit by lightning. When we got on scene, we found a one story single family home with fire coming out of the roof already," said Ellington Fire Chief Jim Bentle.

Two people were inside the home.

As of 4 a.m., crews were still putting out hot spots.

We'll have live reports on Good Day Wisconsin.

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