As storms moved through the state early Wednesday morning, fire departments were called to reports of homes struck by lightning.
Aydin Guc said firefighters needed to kick in his door when his Danbury home caught fire after being struck and flames were seen crawling up the side of his Saddle Rock Road home.
"It's tough," he said. "I never through it would happen, but this is life."
The fire department said it was investigating whether lightning was to blame, but when they arrived they said power lines had been burned off the side of the home.
Inside, the sun can be seen shining through the rafters where the fire burned through.
"The two bedrooms are pretty much damaged," he said. "The furniture and the side is wide open."
That wasn't the only damage left in the storm's wake. Fire officials said another home in Danbury was also struck about two miles away, and a third home may have been hit in Monroe.
Fire officials in Monroe said they think the lightning didn't actually strike the home, but traveled through wires which then impacted the 4,000-square-foot Rodeo Drive home.
No injuries were reported in any of the strikes.
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