OAKLAND PARK, Fla. – A home in Oakland Park erupted into flames Wednesday afternoon.
Authorities said two people were inside the home at the time of the fire but they were able to get out.
One of them, Tina Testaverde, said she and another man inside barely made it out.
“I was trying to crawl out, but the smoke was just,” she said.
The home is located on Northeast 7th Avenue near the intersection for Cypress Creek Road.
According to Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue, units from Oakland Park and Pompano arrived to assist in extinguishing the blaze.
Officials said they are working to confirm a report that the fire was caused by a lightning strike.
“We’re going to have our fire investigator and the state Fire Marshall look into that,” said Oakland Park Fire Rescue Chief Stephen Krivjanik.
Just before 4 p.m. authorities said the fire was under control.
No injuries have been reported, though Testaverde said her pet cats did not make it.