Lightning Strikes Sandwich Homes

At least two houses were hit by lightning Friday night in the Forestdale neighborhood of Sandwich, Massachusetts, according to the Sandwich Fire Department.

The first strike was reported at 11:19 p.m. at 58 Greenville Dr. A man received a contact shock from his computer. He was taken to Cape Cod Hospital with non-serious injuries.

A minute later, a second call came in for a lightning strike at 67 Greenville Dr. Crews had to call mutual aid to assist with putting out the fire. While there isn't a cost estimate, officials say the house sustained moderate to heavy damage.

The Sandwich Fire Department received 30 calls Friday night, including the home lightning strikes, four car accidents and a brush fire.

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