NEW TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA.com) - A Tampa homeowner believes lightning might be to blame for a tree falling onto his home.

Alfred Nelson, who’s lived on E North Bay St for 31 years, says the family was watching television around 4:30 when they heard a loud boom.

“We were all in the house … and suddenly [we saw] a big bolt of lightning,” he said. “The TV where I was in the room at the back of the house went out.”

The tree fell on the family’s front sunroom and into the front bedroom too, gouging a hole into the ceiling.

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