The Charlotte Observer
A lightning strike caused a two-alarm fire at an east Charlotte apartment Sunday morning, fire officials said.
One firefighter sustained minor injuries and has been released from the hospital, according to Charlotte Fire.
No other injuries were reported.
Flames were visible from the building as firefighters arrived around 3 a.m. Sunday. A second alarm was struck shortly after.
The National Weather Service reported thunderstorms and heavy rain late Saturday night that lasted until early Sunday morning.
Sixty firefighters contained the blaze in 90 minutes at the apartment building at the 8000 block of Tremaine Court, located off Albemarle Road.
Red Cross personnel were at the scene Sunday assisting those displaced by the fire.