BOISE, Idaho — A man was hospitalized and two pet dogs died in a fire Saturday afternoon, according to the Boise Fire Department.
It happened shortly after noon Saturday on the 600 block of N Troutner Way in Boise.
Witnesses say the house caught fire after being struck by lightning.
"After an investigation, this fire did result from a lightning strike," Boise Fire tweeted. "The energy transfer ignited combustible materials in the down stairs study causing multiple fire starts."
The man was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation. A woman on scene was also evaluated.