Lightning strike causes fire inside walls, ceiling of Cape home

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DENNIS, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) -- A Dennis home was heavily damaged Saturday after being hit by lightning.

Fire officials received a call just before 7 a.m. about a fire at 18 Donovan Way. The caller said lightning hit the home.

The residents of the home were sleeping when they were awaken by the storm. They said the sound of the lightning hitting the home was like nothing they had ever heard more. No one was injured in the strike or the fire that followed.

There was a large hole on the back corner of the home's roof where fire officials believe the lightning hit. Fire was found inside the walls and the ceiling of the top floor. Fire crews had to remove the sheet rock to access the fire.

The roof of the home sustained major damage. Most of the house also sustained smoke and water damage.

Heavy rain and thunderstorms popped up throughout the state Saturday morning. They moved out of the area by the afternoon.