MARION COUNTY, Fla. -- A lightning strike sparked a fire thatdestroyeda Marion County home Saturday.

According to Marion County Fire Rescue, crews responded to a home located at 16918 SE Northridge Ct. in The Villages around 9:40 p.m.

Flames were visible through the roof of the home when crews arrived.

The homeowners were able to exit the home safely, along with their cat.

According to MCFR, after switching from an offensive to a defensive approach, firefighters were able to control the fire around 10:20 p.m.

Six MCFR units and around 20 crew members responded to the scene.

There were no injuries, but the home is considered a total loss.