What is known about the house fire and meteorite in Northern California
A rural residence on a cattle ranch in Northern California was completely destroyed by fire on Friday night,
not long after witnesses reported seeing a brilliant object fall from the sky nearby. All that is left are partial walls.
According to Clayton Thomas, a captain with the Penn Valley Fire Protection District, the fire was reported in Nevada County around 7:25 p.m. it was located close to the Mooney Flat area.
Dustin Procita, the home's owner, was present when the fire started and thinks a meteorite colliding with his roof is what started it.
He informed KCRA that he had heard a loud boom. "Smoke began to smell to me. When I stepped onto my porch, it was entirely in flames."
Procita almost escaped the fire with one of his dogs, but he lost another dog and two of his beloved rabbits.