Posted 5/14/24

A Lawrence County fire that claimed the lives of four individuals was likely caused by a lightning strike, according to authorities.

Lawrence County Fire Rescue Units responded to the blaze Thursday, May 9th on Morgan Road.

Evidence on the scene, witness statements, and lightning strike data place lightning in the area prior to the fire, according to authorities.

The cause of the fire has been determined to be accidental with the most probable cause being a lightning strike, according to the latest evidence.