Lightning blamed for Monday shed fire in Castle Rock
A lightning strike during Monday morning's storm caused a fire that destroyed a Castle Rock shed and its contents.
The fire was reported around 2:30 a.m. by someone driving past the residence on Highway 3 and 263rd Street, Farmington fire chief Tim Pietsch said. The motorist stopped at the home and woke the resident inside. The motorist also had to call 911 because the home had lost phone service, presumably due to the storm, Pietsch said.