BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Dispatchers say that a house fire was started in Bedford County because of a lightning strike Monday afternoon.

The National Weather Service announced at 1:48 p.m. on Monday, July 25 that a 911 call center reported lightning hitting a home on Union Church Road near Leftwich Lane, sparking the fire in the Thaxton area.

There is no word on whether that fire is still active at this time.

This is a developing story.