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Well known stilt home in Pasco County catches fire after a lightning strike

Posted: 11:35 PM, Aug 25, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-25 23:53:23-04

PASCO COUNTY, Fla. -- A stilt home in the Gulf of Mexico catches fire after a lightning strike. It happened at around 7:50 p.m. at a stilt home located in the Gulf of Mexico at the mouth of the Cotee River.

When fire crews arrived on scene the home was engulfed in flames. Marine units with a portable fire pump battled the fire, and marine units from Palm Harbor assisted with fighting the fire.  

The home is a total loss. The house is known locally as the American Flag stilt home.

Lightning caused the fire according to fire officials.