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Lightning Sparks House Fires in Massachusetts



    Lightning Strike Sparks House Fire in Webster

    Severe weather left damage in Massachusetts, with lightning causing a fire at a Webster home.

    (Published Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018)

    Thunderstorms left damage Thursday afternoon in parts of Massachusetts.

    Authorities in Webster believe lightning caused a house fire on Day Lane. The fire chief says the call came in after a lightning strike.

    One firefighter was injured battling that fire. The patient was taken away on a stretcher, but officials describe the injury as minor.

    Lightning Causes Fire in WebsterLightning Causes Fire in Webster

    A house caught fire Thursday after a lightning strike in Webster, Massachusetts.

    (Published Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018)

    Lightning also struck a tree on Kendall Hill Road in Sterling, splintering it and knocking much of it to the ground.

    Photo credit: Sterling Police

    The National Weather Service confirmed other reports of downed trees across Massachusetts and in Rhode Island, as well as a report of lightning causing another house fire in Walpole.

    Additionally, the storm brought down trees and wires in Connecticut, leading to power outages.

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