Lightning strikes home, leaves it in ruins

By Brandon Evans | Published Wednesday, August 8, 2012

DESTRUCTIVE BOLT – A lightning strike from a sudden storm hit a home in the Chisholm Springs subdivision in south Wise County Monday afternoon sparking a fire that destroyed the residence. Three girls were inside, but they escaped without injury. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

A fast-moving storm wreaked havoc on a home in south Wise County Monday afternoon when a lightning bolt set it on fire.

The house, located in Newark’s Chisholm Springs subdivision, took a direct hit on the rooftop as lightning bolts straight as silver swords shot from the sky.


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