Massive house fire in Largo likely caused by lightning strike

Posted at 4:14 AM, Aug 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-18 11:52:41-04

Approximately 30 firefighters battled a 2-alarm fire at a home in Largo on Wednesday night. 

The State Fire Marshal is investigating the exact cause of the fire, but witnesses say a lightning strike during a strong thunderstorm started the fire just before 10 p.m. on Tuesday night. 

A mother and daughter were in the house headed to bed at the time of the fire, but they made it out safely. 

The fire caused the roof of the 6,000 square foot home on Shoreline Drive to collapse. 

Firefighters got the fire under control and kept it from spreading to any other nearby homes. 

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