Harford County fire crews responded after someone called and reported seeing a lightning strike before their residence started filling up with smoke.
It seems the was later revealed that a lightning bolt hit a tree before spreading to a home along Forest Guard Court.
The home suffered fire damage, as well as smoke and water damage from the fire hoses.
The female occupant said she heard the lightning strike, then smelled smoke and dialed 911 before fleeing from the house.
One firefighter was taken to a local hospital for treatment.