Object was extremely bright, short in duration and distance travelled. I was not stargazing at the time and the object came into my view from behind the second story roof peak. It may have dimmed and brightened or perhaps passed behind the house chimney making it appear to increase and decrease in magnitude. My partner was facing me (looking west) and thought a police car was on the street coming from behind her and had just turned on the red and blues casting light on my face. She noted color and variation in brightness of the light reflecting off of me and the house next door. Looking forward to reading other reports from the area.