A lightning strike caused a fire at an apartment in Largo on Friday afternoon.
According to the fire chief, the strike hit the corner of an apartment building at Canterbury Villas on Seminole Blvd.
It sparked a fire that forced many residents to have to temporarily evacuate.
"Big bangs, a couple of lightning strikes, and then all of a sudden we saw a flash and we came back out here and we saw another one that hit this building right here. Nothing but smoke, then all of a sudden it was fire," said resident Michael Moyer.
Michael said the flames were several feet high and scorched the fronds of a palm tree.