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Lightning strikes Prairieville home, leaves smoldering hole in roof

2 weeks 18 hours 4 minutes ago Monday, August 01 2022 Aug 1, 2022 August 01, 2022 10:19 AM August 01, 2022 in News
Source: WBRZ

PRAIRIEVILLE - While storms rolled across the Galvez and Prairieville area on Sunday afternoon, four volunteer fire departments responded after lightning struck a home.

The volunteer departments arrived on the scene on Wirth Place to find the roof of a home smoking with some of the structure torn off. Inside showed an even more gruesome image: a massive hole had been torn through a large portion of the roof, tearing through the home's attic and ceiling. 

Further images showed a tree on the property had been shredded by the bolt, as well.

The Galvez-Lake Volunteer Fire Department said it was able to keep the fire to one part of the home. It's unclear if there were any injuries.

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