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Lightning strike causes house fire

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A fire reportedly broke out at 3:16 p.m. Wednesday after lightning struck a home on Lake Shore Drive in Ruston.

Ruston Fire Department responded to the call to find flames coming from the roof of a multi-story home. RFD Public Education Officer Eric Brazzel said firefighters attacked the blaze to find it difficult to put out due to the ruptured natural gas line, which supplied the heating unit.

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