Authorities: Lightning strike might have sparked Town Of Albion house fire

Authorities said they suspect a lightning strike might have caused a house fire in the Town of Albion on Monday night.

Dane County sheriff’s deputies and crews Edgerton Fire Departments responded to the report of a house fire in the 100 block of Hillside Road at about 7:06 p.m.

A neighbor reported seeing smoke coming from upstairs windows, according to a Sheriff’s Department news release.

Residents weren’t home at the time of the fire, authorities said.

They said that the fire’s cause hasn’t been definitively determined, but they believe lightning from a string of thunderstorms that moved through the area might have caused the fire.

Officials with the Sheriff’s Department said they didn’t have damage estimates yet.