Possible lightning strike ignites Ocean Springs home

A possible lightning strike sets an Ocean Springs home on fire.

The homeowner, who was at work when the fire ignited, tells News 25 his home alarm system sent him a notification. He then called his neighbor who had a key to check in on the home.

According to the homeowner, neighbors say a lightning strike set the home on fire. Gautier Fire Department and Gulf Park Estates Fire Protection arrived on scene, putting out the flames.

Jackson County Fire and Ocean Springs Fire also helped.

The homeowner says he lost one home in Hurricane Katrina and he can’t believe he’s lost what he hoped to be his forever home.

Fire investigators say it is too early to determine the cause of the fire and the case is under investigation.

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