LOWNDES CO., Miss. (WCBI) – A lightning strike is believed to be the cause of a garage fire Saturday night in Lowndes County.
The fire was reported just after 8 P.M. on 260 Butler Road in the New Hope Community.
A fire crew worked for more than three hours to extinguish the flames.
Paul Butler, the homeowner’s son, says he believes the fire had to be weather-related because he could not think of anything inside that would have sparked the fire.
Paul says his father lost a fishing boat, a lawnmower, and a tractor. A damage estimate is not known.