A North Idaho widow lost just about everything she owned when lightning struck her home and caught fire early Saturday morning.
A lightning bolt also hit a nearby tree, killing a doe and her fawn.
"I don't know it's just a freak think, it's scary you know," said Bob Plummer, who lives in the Athol neighborhood.
Around 2 A.M., neighbors off Good Hope Road in Athol say lightning, thunder and heavy rain pounded the area.
"One bolt of lightning you could follow all the way to the ground," said Rick Weis.
Weis said he heard an explosion and then he saw flames.
"It shook our property pretty good. Within moments, the side of the house was glowing," Weis added.
Weis ran over to his neighbors home, and was thankful to see the homeowner, a women in her 80's, made it out unharmed.
"It all happened pretty quick, the fire department- awesome, just awesome," said Weis.
The fire moved so fast, fueled by natural gas from the home, it destroyed everything inside. Around 1 P.M. the fire flared back up and firefighters were called back to the home.
Weis said it's been a tough year for the homeowner. In December, her husband died and now she's lost her home.
"She's a strong woman, taking it all in stride," Weis added.
The American Red Cross is now helping the woman get back on her feet.
Neighbors are now bracing for the next round of thunderstorms predicted for Saturday night.
"I just hope it doesn't happen again," Plummer added.