Dog dies in fire caused by lightning strike in St. Petersburg

Lightning strike causes fire in St. Petersburg
Posted at 5:52 PM, Mar 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-20 18:13:19-04

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A dog was killed in a fire caused by a lightning strike in St. Petersburg on Tuesday. 

St. Pete Fire Rescue said the strike caused a fire in the 700 40th Street South in St. Petersburg. 



The travel trailer in the back of the home was completely destroyed by the fire. Unfortunately, a dog inside the trailer did perish in the fire, St. Pete Fire Rescue reports.

No injuries have been reported.

Hail has also been spotted in St. Petersburg on Tuesday due to severe weather. 

Click here to read about severe weather alerts in effect across the Tampa Bay Area.