Lightning Hits - Strike Three

Around 1am on July 24, a strong storm struck the fire district with heavy rains and multiple lightning strikes. Firefighters were dispatched to three storm-related calls within a few minutes of each other. One of the calls was for a lightning strike at a home that caused a fire in the garage. In heavy rainfall and lightning all around, firefighters attacked the fire and were able to keep the fire from entering the home. The other two calls were for underground gas lines that were struck by lightning and caught fire.


Lightning strikes an underground gas line on Huntsboro Ln. - Photo by HRFD Photographer Sheryl Drost


Lightning strikes underground gas line on Wild Deer Tr. - Photo by HRFD Photographer Marcia Soppe.


Lightning Strike causes garage fire on Pin Oak Rd. - Photos by HRFD Photographer Sheryl Drost