Charles West, Lindale fire marshal, said a structure fire in the 200 block of Shanna Terrace in Lindale Thursday evening may have been caused by a lightning strike.
West said no one was home at the time of the fire, which was contained to the attic.
No one was injured in the fire, which began after 6 p.m. Thursday.
A cold front sitting slightly west of the East Texas area was responsible for dropping more than half an inch of rain on Tyler Thursday, Brandi Richardson, of the National Weather Service in Shreveport, said.
The rainy weather pattern is expected to continue during the next few days, Ms. Richardson said.