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A mid-afternoon thunderstorm Saturday left one homeowner in Radcliff with a brief scare.
Radcliff Fire Department responded to a house fire around 2 p.m. at 2503 Lake Road, where it appeared lightning struck the upper portion of the home during the storm, said Radcliff spokesman Bryce Shumate.
One of the homeowners, Carmen Davis, was in the house at the time of the strike, but no one was injured in the fire, Shumate said.
Firefighters were able to respond to the fire quickly and contained the flames to the rafters and upper sections of the structure, Shumate added.
Davis said she was inside the home when she heard a loud noise followed by a strong smell. When she went outside, she noticed flames.
Davis’ fiancée, Ryan Smith, said he could live with the damage.
“I’m just glad nobody got hurt,” he said.
Smith said he bought the house about two years ago and completely gutted and refurbished the home, noting the fire was a minor setback.
“You have to take the good with the bad,” he said.
Smith said the home is insured and he will file a claim to cover the repairs.