At 1136 pm Wednesday night during a strong thunderstorm Companies 56 Manoa 35 Brookline 34 Llanerch RIT 20 and Medic 108 Haverford EMS were dispatched to 417 Upland Rd for a house fire. Haverford PD responding to a burglar alarm at the residence arrived to report the house had been hit by lightning and there was now smoke coming from it. AC 56-9C arrived first reporting heavy smoke showing from a 2 story single home and fire in the garage. Squad 56 laid in and went in service with an 1 34 handline to the garage. Rescue 20 AC B. Tully arrived performed a size-up and set up for RIT. The crew stood-by as the fire was knocked in the garage and crews opened up in a 2nd floor bedroom to check for extension which was negative. The fire was placed under control in about 15 minutes and Rescue 20 was released a short time later. The boys were back in the station to dry out by 1230 am.