Hillsborough County lightning strike causes apartment fire, displaces dozens

Posted at 4:31 AM, Jun 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-14 07:35:12-04

RIVERVIEW, Fla. — Hillsborough County Fire Rescue officials say that a lightning strike caused a 2-alarm fire at an apartment complex in Riverview, displacing between 75 and 100 people.

Around 7:41 p.m. Wednesday, crews responded to the Allegro Palm Apartments located at  5501 Legacy Crescent Place. 

Photos from the scene show dozens of residents outside of the apartment building as flames visibly penetrated the roof of the building. 

Smoke from the fire could be seen from U.S. 301.

No injuries have been reported.

The fire was under control just before 9 p.m.

Fire officials say that two buildings caught fire.

The Red Cross is currently on scene assisting displaced families with food, shelter and clothing.