Fire destroys Limestone County home; Memo sent to school superintendents

We made it! It's Friday and we're working on a lot of news for you as we round out the work week.

At 4:30, we have video of an overnight house fire in Limestone County that destroyed a home. We take a look at why this wasn't the first time firefighters were at the house that day and why they think lightening pay have played a part in the fire.

For kids across Alabama, the new school year is just 10 days away. WAFF 48's Christine Pae (Twitter: @christinepae) has managed to get her hands on a memo sent out to all city and county superintendents by State Superintendent Tommy Bice. At 5:01, she breaks down what that letter says.

Right now, a wildfire is raging in Southern California. It's only about 20% contained and it has already burned thousands of acres. At 6:16, a NASA scientist who uses satellite imagery to study fires will join us live to talk about how the technology can be used to predict future wildfires.

After a rainy week, Meteorologist Lauren Jones says there could be some sunshine on the way. She has your weekend forecast in your Weather on the Tens.

Jim is busy enjoying his last few days of vacation, so I'm still filling in. Hope you'll grab a cup of coffee and join us this morning! Have a fantastic Friday and a wonderful weekend!

-Lauren Morrison