HARRISON – A lightning strike touched off a fire that destroyed a barn and heavily damaged a house early Friday morning, fire officials said.

The lightning hit a barn at 101 Town Farm Road around 2:30 a.m., said Harrison Fire Chief Dana Laplante.

By the time fire crews arrived, the barn was destroyed and a lack of water initially prevented crews from keeping the fire from spreading to the attached house, Laplante said. Once full crews arrived and water was provided, they were able to keep the fire from spreading beyond the second floor of the home, he said.

Crews didn’t leave the scene until 9:30 a.m., he said.

The family members who lived in the house were staying with relatives, he said. The insurance company has been contacted, but Laplante didn’t have an immediate estimate of the dollar amount of damage.

No one was hurt in the incident.