DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — A family in the Wiregrass has been forced out of their home because of storm damage in the Garden District of Dothan.

The Dothan Fire Department confirms a lightning strike was the cause of the blaze on Gardinia Street in Dothan.

The homeowner tells WDHN News that her contractor says the home needs a complete makeover of the kitchen and dining that are destroyed.

She’ll be staying in a hotel for the next month, and then she plans to move into temporary housing until she can find permanent housing.