KELLER, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Firefighters who became trapped were rescued while battling a house fire in Keller that was possibly caused by lightning, officials say.
Crews are still working to put out the fire at a home in the 1600 block of Crestwood Trail that started around 4:45 a.m. Wednesday.
Officials say as firefighters were working to extinguish the flames inside, they became disoriented and had to call for help. Another team had to go in and help them to safety.
According to officials, a mother and her two children were inside the home at the time, but they got out safely. There were no injuries to the residents or firefighters reported.
Officials on the scene believe lightning likely caused the fire as storms rolled through the area in the early morning hours.
“About 4:20, we experienced really loud thunder and a big huge clap of lightning, and we knew it hit something, we all flew out of bed…” neighbor Carly Abraham said.
Abraham said nearby trees caught fire about a year and half ago due to what appeared to be lightning.