Lightning bolt blows hole in roof of BR home Thursday afternoon
BATON ROUGE - Lightning struck a home in the southern area of East Baton Rouge Thursday as a storm system moved through the region.
The bolt hit the house on Spring Grove Drive in the Briarwood Estates neighborhood at the corner of Pecue Lane and Airline Highway. Luckily, the strike did not cause a fire but the house was damaged.
A section of the roof was blown out, firefighters said, by the bolt.
WBRZ weather computers recorded a lightning strike in the neighborhood just before the incident was reported to 911.
There were no injuries.
Follow the publisher of this post on Twitter: @treyschmaltz
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
BREC to vote on zoning plan for Baton Rouge Zoo, Greenwood Park
Crews working to restore services in EBR after car knocks down power...
Updates on Comite diversion, flood mitigation to be provided during meeting
Crews called to late-night shooting in Port Allen
CANDIDATES VYING FOR ASCENSION PARISH PRESIDENT PARTICIPATE IN FORUM
Southern Center Jaylon Brinson excited to play in front of home town
Fans' Choice Award Winner 2019: Week 1- Isaiah Jones
Coach O Postgame after Lsu defeats Texas 45-38
Hunter Register leads Southern's offense despite loss to McNeese
Taylor Bannister's journey to becoming a LSU Volleyball Superstar