Wacky weather blamed for attic fire near Maitland, hail in Ormond & tornado warnings in Daytona

A lightning strike may have also sparked a small fire in the attic of a home near the Maitland city limits.

The fire was just after 5 p.m., but was contained The homeowners were not home when the fire broke out and nobody was hurt.


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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com for a decade now. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed dozens of journalism-industry awards in print anddigital platforms. Frederick is enrolled at Full Sail University in Winter Garden, FL, where he's three-fourths through the online Master of Arts program in New Media Journalism. His graduation is in August.