Lightning set Loudoun County home ablaze; two firefighter rushed to the scene

Lightning strikes, downed power lines, and road closures were all caused by the severe thunderstorms that hit the DMV on Wednesday, causing extensive damage in Loudoun County.

Two firefighters from the Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System (LC-CFRS) were injured while responding to numerous calls.

Severe storms have brought down trees, power outages, and road closures to the DMV area.

An attic fire in Aldie, Virginia, was caused by a lightning strike on Kinsale Place in the 25000 block. Firefighters arrived within 12 minutes and put out the blaze, according to a statement from the LC-CFRS on Thursday.

Tracking severe storm damage across the DMV in these stunning images.

Several people and their pets have been relocated and are staying with family members.

According to the local fire marshal, no one was hurt in the Aldie blaze. Due to a minor injury, one firefighter was transported to the hospital.

Nearly half of Fauquier County was left without power as a result of thunderstorms.

Despite the presence of smoke alarms, the house was estimated to have suffered damages of $336,000.

Visit loudoun.gov/smokealarms or call 703-737-8093 if you’re unsure if your home is adequately protected.