Lightning sets High Springs home ablaze

Firefighters extinguished a lightning-caused blaze at 16264 NW 202 Drive on Saturday.
Firefighters extinguished a lightning-caused blaze at 16264 NW 202 Drive on Saturday.
Courtesy of High Springs Fire Department

A possible lightning strike set a High Springs home on fire Saturday evening.

According to a High Springs Fire Department (HSFD) release, units responded to 16264 NW 202 Drive in the High Springs’ Weston Oaks neighborhood to the report of a fire alarm activation around 9 p.m.

Firefighters arrived on scene at 9:06 p.m. at the 2,200-square-foot home and, due to weather conditions and the size of the structure, HSFD called for additional assistance from Alachua County Fire Rescue’s Heavy Rescue 23.

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No one was injured in the blaze, which was believed to be caused by a lightning strike.

The High Springs Fire Department responded to a blaze on NW 202 Drive in the Weston Oaks neighborhood on Saturday night.

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