Several readers sent in reports about a house fire at a house at 1418 Stittsville Main Street, next to Warner-Colpitts Lane across from the Johnny Leroux arena.
The Ottawa Fire dispatch radio reported fire was coming through the roof of the house when crews arrived.
A line of severe thunderstorms passed through the area just before neighbours heard sirens in the area.
The house had recently been for sale.
Here’s an official update from Ottawa Fire:
911 callers reporting flames visible from roof of the house. Working fire declared on arrival around 7.30pm. ;The building is a vacant house. No injuries reported, and suspected cause is a lightning strike. The fire was under control by about 8pm and damage is estimated at $15,000.