92-year-old escapes Port Orange house fire

  • Source: WKMG-TV CBS 6 Click Orlando
  • Published: 07/11/2019 09:10 PM

A 92-year-old Port Orange woman lost all her family possessions in a house fire neighbors said was triggered by a bolt of lightning. "We heard the lightning strike at 6:30, and I walked around the house twice because I could smell smoke," neighbor Rick Morris said. According to an incident report issued by the Port Orange Police Department, at witness said she heard a loud bang from a lightning strike earlier in the evening and thought it may have hit her house. She said a few hours later her power shut off. Morris said around 1 a.m Theresa Rivard was banging on his window and asking for help. "She is saying, 'My house is on fire! My house is on fire,'" Morris said. The fast-moving fire decimated the house and destroyed all her belongings.


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