A fire broke out at a home on North Beacon Street on Friday afternoon, and it may have been caused by a lightning strike.
The fire alarm came in shortly after 4 p.m. and flames were coming out of the second floor when Watertown Firefighters arrived, according to the Watertown Fire Department. The fire was out by 6 p.m. and firefighters stayed afterward to check for hot spots.
Deputy Fire Chief Tom McManus ordered a second alarm shortly after crews arrived.
Provisional Fire Chief Ryan Nicholson said Saturday that the fire remains under investigation, but investigators believe it may have been caused by a power surge in the are caused by a lightning strike. It is not likely that the home was hit directly by lightning, he added.
The four residents inside the home got out with no injuries, according to a report by WCVB Channel 5.
The origin and cause remain under investigation but it may have been caused by lightning.
The Watertown Fire Department thanked its mutual aid partners for responding to the fire and covering the fire stations. These included Belmont, Waltham, Cambridge, and Newton.