Boston

Southborough house in flames after lightning strike – Boston News, Weather, Sports – Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, Massachusetts 2022-08-05 22:28:00 –

Southborough, Massachusetts. (WHDH) – A house in Southborough caught fire Friday afternoon after being struck by lightning during a storm.

Firefighters said the blaze was caused by a lightning strike on the chimney of the house. The fire caused extensive damage to the top floor of the house.

“There’s a piece of brick being thrown out of the chimney 20 to 30 feet from the building,” said Southborough Fire Chief Stephen Achilles.

The family was at home at the time of the strike, according to the fire department.

“They were in the kitchen of the house and they heard a very loud noise and light and knew something had happened,” Achilles said.

While battling the blaze in the storm, firefighters said there was an explosion on the second floor, making the blaze even more difficult to control.

Three firefighters were taken to hospital but are believed to be safe, officials said.

“It felt like a tornado was passing by,” said one eyewitness. “I came around the corner and it was like holy smoke.

Severe storms brought down power lines and trees, causing much damage to the area.

“It’s shocking, devastating and sad,” said an eyewitness.

(Copyright (c) 2022 Sunbeam Television. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Join our newsletter and get the latest news right in your inbox

Southborough house in flames after lightning strike – Boston News, Weather, Sports Source link Southborough house in flames after lightning strike – Boston News, Weather, Sports

Back to top button