Lightning strike may have caused fire at vacant Illinois home

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

VENICE, Ill. – Firefighters believe lightning is to blame for a fire in a vacant home in Venice, Illinois.

The fire broke out around 11:30 p.m Tuesday night on Bunkum Road.

A security guard at a nearby factory saw smoke coming from the road and called 9-1-1.

According to authorities, the house has been vacant for years and had no electrical hook-up.

Investigators are working to gather additional information.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.