Lightning sparks fire

LIGHTNING has caused a blaze at a home in Wangaratta. 

The fire  started at the Larkings Street house during an electrical storm about 9.15pm on Sunday. 

Firefighter Greg Mitchell said a neighbour had spotted the flames, which started where the power lines join the home. 

“It was fairly vigilant of the neighbour,” he said. 

“They called emergency services.” 

The fire did not cause major damage.