Jamestown fire that displaced family of 5 caused by lightning strike

A fire breaks out at a home on Holmstead Court in Jamestown, Tuesday, June 27, 2023. (WLNE)

JAMESTOWN, R.I. (WLNE) — A house fire in Jamestown was caused by a lightning strike, according to authorities.

The fire happened just before 3:30 a.m. Tuesday on Holmstead Court.

No injuries were reported.

Interim Police Chief Angela Deneault said the home suffered heavy water and smoke damage.

The house is uninhabitable. A family of five is being assisted by the Red Cross.

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