Photo Gallery | Fire destroys Lake Wateree home
A home on Rockbridge Road was burned to the ground Sunday after lightning struck a nearby tree.
According to the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Department, lightning hit the tree, traveled into the roots and then hit an underground power line.
Investigators believe the electrical surge then caused the panel box to blow and catch the home on fire.
No one was home at the time of the fire and there were no injuries.