Lightning storm sets roofs ablaze in eastern Ontario

A number of Ottawa residents saw their roofs go up in flames Thursday evening as a lightning storm hit the area.

Ottawa firefighters confirmed the fires were sparked by lightning that hit the homes.

“All parties interviewed recall flash with loud, deafening bang that shook their homes,” Ottawa Fire Services said in a tweet.

Several residents took to Twitter to post photos and videos of the fires.


Ottawa Fire Services said no injuries have been reported and fire investigators have finished their probes into the causes of the fires.