CARY, N.C. (WNCN) - The Cary Fire Department responded to a house fire on Otter Drive around 8:17 p.m. Tuesday, officials said.
Lightning is believed to be the cause at the time, officials said, but they were still on the scene investigating.
The fire is under control, and no one was home when it happened. A cat and a dog were rescued, officials added.
Most of the damage was contained to the attic, officials said.
The cause won't be made official until Wednesday morning.
Another house fire in Cary — also believed to be caused by lightning — was reported around 9:30 p.m. less than 10 minutes away.
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