Lightning Strike Causes Medium Damage to Home

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Thunder Bay Fire Rescue Unit 6
Thunder Bay Fire Rescue Unit 6

THUNDER BAY – NEWS – At 8:30 PM Monday a thunder storm passed over Thunder Bay hitting the area with numerous lightning strikes.

One of those lightning strikes hit the roof of a home on Ryde Ave causing it to catch fire.

The occupants of the home were present at the time and called 911, requesting the Fire Service to attend.

An initial response of three pumpers were dispatched. Once on scene, the nature of the fire was determined and a second response was called, bringing another two pumpers and an Aerial Ladder, thus bringing the total number of fire fighters on scene to 21.

The roof of the structure was quickly laddered and holes cut to access the spaces where fire was growing.

Water was applied and the fire knocked down. The fire proved stubborn. Complete extinguishment was achieved by opening up the drywall ceiling on the second floor and applying water from there.

The damage from fire and extinguishing activities is considered to be at a medium level with the home being repairable and the contents saved.