Lightning is thought to have started one fire in Rome last night and may have been the cause of a second major fire on the south side of town just before midnight.  A lightning strike is believed to have caused a fire at the Callier Springs Country Club Sunday evening, and may have caused a blaze that lit up the community off Mark Grove Rd. in Lindale just before midnight. 

That fire occurred around 11:30 and completely destroyed a historic old home, which is thought to have been unoccupied, however the owner is thought to have been storing ammunition at the site, ammo which was exploding as firefighters arrived on the scene, it took close to half an hour to bring that blaze under control and no one was injured.