RALEIGH, NC (WNCN) — Heavy storms with lightning are suspected in two structure fires in the Triangle on Tuesday evening.
The incidents happened in Raleigh/Garner and Cary just before 8 p.m. while a severe thunderstorm was in effect for Wake County.
Fire crews are looking into whether lightning sparked a fire in Cary — that damaged part of a home on Livingstone Drive, about a block from Fire Station 1 in Cary.
Crews say the fire started in the garage — and damaged it and the room above.
The couple inside the home was not hurt.
Also, lightning is a possible cause in a garage fire on the Raleigh-Garner line along Cedar Rail Road, which is off Rock Quarry Road.
In that case, a neighbor told officials that structure was hit by lightning shortly before the fire.
The garage, about 30 feet by 20 feet in size, was filled with tires. The garage was completely destroyed.
No one was hurt in that case, either.