Lightning strike starts house fire

Three fire companies were called to 9140 Route 22 in Copake this afternoon, after a lightning strike, that started a house fire. The call came in around 2:20 for smoke coming from an electrical outlet. Arriving units reported heavy smoke in the basement. Hillsdale, Copake, and Craryville firemen were called to the scene for a reported fire in the wall. We've received no reports of injuries.

Map below shows the area of the home.

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