BRADDOCK, Pa. - Neighbors in Braddock said they saw lightning seconds before a fire broke out in a family’s home Tuesday night.
Flames burned through the roof of D’Jamil Sanders’ home about 7 p.m. while he was inside with his wife and seven kids.
“As I was looking out the window the whole sky lit up. We heard a loud boom,” said Sanders. "We saw fire coming up from the side of the roof up there. We immediately grabbed all the kids and cats and dogs and stuff, and took them to safety.”
The fire left behind damage to the home’s attic and upper floor. Smoke and water damage were also an issue.
“It hurts a lot because this used to be my uncle’s house, and he passed away,” said Sanders. “All I can say is I'm glad my family got out safe and nobody got hurt.”
A firefighter suffered a minor burn while fighting the flames.
The Red Cross is assisting the Sanders family.