All residents of the home on Rydalwood Lane were able to get out of the home without injury
MORELAND HILLS -- A $1.8 million Moreland Hills home is considered a total loss after it was apparently struck by lightning and caught on fire Sunday.
All residents of the home on Rydalwood Lane were able to get out of the home without injury but the home was destroyed.
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Chagrin Falls Fire Chief Frank Zugan said the home is a total loss. He estimated the contents at $300,000, bringing the total to $2.3 million.
Police Sgt. Todd Dietzel was first on the scene and told the fire department that it was a working fire.
The alarm was going off as Dietzel had everyone inside get out of the house late Sunday afternoon.
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Chagrin Falls firefighters responded, as well as crews from Orange, Solon and Russell. With 20 Chagrin Falls firefighters and 10 from other departments, a total of 30 firefighters fought the fire.
Zugan said they began fighting the fire inside but, after 20 minutes, exited the interior and fought the fire defensively from outside.
No firefighters were hurt.
Fire crews returned to the home at 2:30 a.m. Monday after the fire continued to smolder in the home's eaves.
All residents of the home on Rydalwood Lane were able to get out of the home without injury. (Video: Chagrin Falls Fire Department)