A lightning strike led to a 3-alarm house fire in Venice yesterday evening.
Just after 630, crews with the Venice, Nokomis and Sarasota County Fire Departments went to a home in the 150th block of Medici Terrace.
There, they found smoke and fire coming from the roof of the home. One neighbor told officials on the scene that she saw the home get hit by lightning.
Fire crews were able to put out the fire in the attic before it spread. No one was home at the time of the incident, and no one was injured.