Around 4:30 this afternoon, fire investigators say lightning caused a power surge at the Arbor Apartments on Chimney Road.
The surge then started the fire. A man standing outside was knocked down from the surge and taken to a local hospital.
No other injuries were reported. Firemen say there is minimal smoke and water damage. They covered everything they could with tarps.
This is the second apartment fire in Tyler caused by lightning in three days. The first was at Tanglewood Apartments, just across the street from the Arbor Apartments.