WHITTIER (CBSLA) — Some places had thunder and lightning today. In Whittier fire crews there say lightning started a fire that damaged a home.
As CBSLA’s Andrea Fujii reports, the home lost a bedroom, a bathroom and a shed.READ MORE: No-Burn Order Extended For 8th Consecutive Day
Firefighters say the home was damaged after lightning struck electrical wires and blew a transformer.
Jose Rivera lives next door and says the flames didn’t touch his house but did damage some of his belongings in the yard.READ MORE: Jacqueline Avant Memorial Fund To Benefit New MLK Children's Center In Watts
He wasn’t home at the time but says his gardener witnessed it and called him right away.
He says it was raining at the time and there were multiple lightning strikes.
“It was strange that it happened here,” said Rivera.MORE NEWS: CHiPs For Kids Toy Drive Kicks Off For 2021
The family was not injured in the fire. They aren’t staying there tonight but they will return after all the damage is repaired.