On Saturday afternoon, lightning struck the house across the street from our beach house. Despite the pouring rain the direct hit to the roof set it ablaze. I called 911 immediately and the fire was responded to by no less than 5 fire companies; Bethany Beach, Rehoboth Beach, Millville, Lewes and Roxanna. The speed of their response and the quick extinguishing of the blaze was amazing. In the off season— with no one in the community but ourselves— the outcome could have been disastrous. Interesting note— this house was one of the few in the community that did not have lightning rods. More photos after the jump as well as a complete Aperture gallery here.