The in Salisbury Township is still under investigation, according to
It has been determined the fire started in the basement ceiling and spread upstairs to the first-floor study, Wells said. While a cause has not yet been determined, lightning has not been ruled out, he said. An intense thunderstorm had swept through the area before the fire broke out.
Salisbury Township's fire marshal has already examined the home at 2813 Lindberg Ave. and is waiting to confer with the homeowner's investigator, Wells said.
The house, which is owned by Thomas and Laurel Brown, sustained extensive smoke damage, he said.
was dispatched to the fire at 1:38 p.m, but then called for a water and ladder truck. Six other fire departments assisted. The blaze was under control about an hour later.