Summit Villa evacuated after lightning strike

A lightning strike caused a fire at Summit Villa in Holts Summit Sunday.

Summit Villa Lifecare in Holts Summit has been evacuated after a lightning strike caused an attic fire Sunday evening.

The Holts Summit Fire Protection District was dispatched to the assisted living facility just after 5 p.m.

Firefighters were able to contain and fully extinguish the fire, and damage was limited to the attic and a single room at the rear of the building.

Around 50 people were in the building at the time. There are no reported injuries.

Holts Summit Fire , Holts Summit Fire Department Auxiliary, Callaway County Ambulance, Holts Summit Police Department, New Bloomfield Fire, Central Callaway Fire, South Callaway Fire and the staff at Summit Villa all assisted in the evacuation, continued care and safety of Summit Villa residents and staff.