Two Ocean Isle Beach homes caught fire as a result of lightning strikes in a two-minute span Thursday, Sept. 2.
Ocean Isle Beach Fire Chief Robert Yoho said lightning strikes caused two fires on the island at 5:27 p.m. and 5:29 p.m.
Lightning struck a home at 53 Craven St., but the damage was “fairly insignificant,” Yoho said.
“There was some structural damage, but it wasn’t tremendously bad,” he said.
No one was home at the time.