Five homes were destroyed in Brampton on Wednesday night, after one of them was struck by lightning. The lightning hit a townhouse on Spadina Road, near Bovaird and McLaughlin, at about 11:30 pm. The roof caught fire and spread to four adjoining homes. Thankfully no one was hurt, however 18 people are now homeless. Damage is pegged at about $1-million. Meanwhile, there were house fires in Vaughan and Caledon as well and a banquet hall in Georgina was also destroyed by fire. All are believed to have been caused by lightning strikes. Environment Canada says there were roughly 29,000 lightning strikes in southern Ontario overnight, Wednesday.