Lightning strike causes brush fire at Indian Bayou Golf Course

Matt Algarin
Destin resident Lindsay Cannon captured this photo of the brush fire at Indian Bayou last night.

First responders from the Destin Fire Control District responded to a brush fire on Indian Bayou Golf Course property Sunday night.

Battalion Chief Jimmy Taylor told The Log that fire was caused by a lightning strike that hit a pine tree. The fire consumed an area that was "50x50," Taylor said.

The fire started shortly after 7 p.m., and ashes could be seen raining down from the sky at the Indian Lake Condominiums, directly across the street from the golf course and Immanuel Anglican Church.

Destin resident Lindsay Cannon and her mother saw the lightning strike while they were driving down Airport Road.

"We immediately called 911 and drove to our church, Immanuel Anglican," she wrote in a message to The Log. "The fire was right over the fence from our church and spread very quickly. It was pretty neat to watch and glad responders came as quick as they did to control it."

Firefighters remained on scene until after 8 p.m.

Taylor said there was no damage to any structures and no injuries.