Lightning causes fire at a residence

La foudre cause l'incendie d’une résidence

The lightning is at the origin of a fire in a single-family home in Saint-Lambert, early Friday morning.

The lightning had struck a tree, which is sawed in two and then fall on a residence, triggering the fire a little before six o’clock in the morning.

Is it that the tree would have hit electrical wires, falling, or does it caught fire before collapsing on the residence? The detail of the incident is not known.

The disaster caused thousands of dollars of property damage, including the collapse of a conservatory to the rear.

Lightning rarely causes fires in residences; one such event would occur approximately every five years.

No one was injured in the accident.

The storms that broke out in the morning also deprive 12 000 customers of Hydro-Québec’s electricity, mainly in the Lanaudière region.

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