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.
OVERNIGHT FIRES (3): Fire Investigators have completed investigations. All fires have been attributed to lightning activity in Pineglen & Tanglewood area ~ 10p.m. No injuries reported. All parties interviewed recall flash with loud, deafening bang that shook their homes #ottnews pic.twitter.com/1Lw9nznZCC
— Ottawa Fire Services (@OttFire) June 28, 2019
Several residents took to Twitter to post photos and videos of the fires.
— Barrhaven Jeff (@THEjefforange) June 28, 2019
My neighbour’s roof caught on fire after being struck by lightning during tonight’s storm. Huge thanks to @OttFire, @OttawaPolice, @OttawaParamedic & all first responders for responding so quickly and making sure that everyone is ok. #ottweather #ottnews #Ottawa pic.twitter.com/zerXU2G4KO
— Goldie Ghamari, MPP 🇨🇦 (@gghamari) June 28, 2019
Ottawa Fire Services said no injuries have been reported and fire investigators have finished their probes into the causes of the fires.