Lightning strike sparks fire and destroys several cars at a Dade City auto repair shop

Posted at 9:24 AM, May 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-22 10:21:32-04

A lightning strike is blamed for sparking a fire and destroying several cars at an auto repair shop early Monday morning.

Just after 3:00 a.m., Pasco County Fire Rescue responded to at Reliance Auto, located on U.S. 98 bypass in Dade City.


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When firefighters arrived on scene they found several vehicles engulfed in flames.

Surveillance video showed a lightning strike in the back of the business ignited the fire.

Authorities say the flames destroyed four wrecked cars. The fire did not damage the auto shop building.