Andy and Sandy Grubbs and their two children live in the house. Grubbs was inside when the bolt hit.
"There was a bolt of lightning that came down and hit the center part of the chimney which is a non-masonry chimney, and created a fire in the basement," explained a firefighter.
The Grubbs family was renovating the home which is now heavily damaged. Once word reached the business where Grubbs' wife works, the sons of one of her co-workers showed up at the scene to offer a little comfort.
"We brought a cooler, some supplies. We got some Sprites, some water. I don't know just things that they can have while they're getting back on their feet," said Zack MacCarty.
Neighbors say the family likely lost everything but the most important thing: Their lives.
"We're just glad everybody's safe," said neighbor Mike Brogren.