PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The line of storms produced thunder and lightning in some parts of the area this evening.
Lightning caused a scary situation for a family in Moon Township after it struck their house.
The family shot a cell phone video after they say lightning hit the ground near their home on Elgin Circle in Moon.
The electrical current traveled a metal fence next to the family’s home, running the length of the fence before then hitting their house.
The home owner says he ran out with a fire extinguisher but it wasn’t enough.
The fire department responded soon after the family called 9-1-1.
Firefighters had to rip a piece of siding from the house in order to put the fire out.
The homeowners says it caused the breakers on the house to blow out for a time, and made for a scary night but they feel fortunate it wasn’t a lot worse.