Lightning to Blame for Overnight Apartment Fire in Midland

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - An overnight apartment fire in Midland is being blamed on lightning.

The fire happened around three Thursday morning at the Ranchland Apartments on east Wadley.

According to fire officials, the lightning hit the corner of the roof.

Fire officials tell NewsWest 9, tenants were evacuated for a short time while fire fighters battled the blaze but were later allowed back in after the fire was put out.

Fire crews were able to get the flames out quickly.

No one was hurt, but two apartments suffered some light smoke and water damage.