Lightning appears to be cause of Port St. Lucie house fire

The St. Lucie County Fire District said a Thursday afternoon house fire in Port St. Lucie appears to have been started after lightning struck the roof.

The fire occurred in the 600 block of Hamberland Ave. just before 5 p.m.

Pictures tweeted by the fire district showed firefighters attacking flames on the roof of the single-story house.

Crews said the fire quickly spread throughout the home.

The Red Cross was called to assist three adults, a child and a dog. 

No injuries were reported.

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