Lightning Phillips

From Limestone Road in Pike Creek

Lightning struck a house in Middletown Wednesday afternoon, sparking a fire that caused significant damage, the Delaware State Fire Marshal's Office announced. 

According to officials, a home in the 800 block of Sweet Birch Drive in the Parkside neighborhood was set on fire around 2 p.m. by a lightning strike to the roof of the residence. 

There were no injuries, but officials estimated it caused roughly $80,000 in property damage.