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Lightning strike causes fireplace at Timberlea duplex

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Nobody wanted emergency medical care after a lightning strike in Timberlea critically broken a duplex house on Sunday.

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Regional Emergency Companies says that shortly after 9 p.m. on July 30, they had been informed lightning had struck a house on Bear Paw Avenue and smoke was filling a unit. Fireplace fighters with two pumper vehicles and a ladder truck introduced the hearth underneath management inside a half hour of arriving. Crews remained till 11:30 p.m. to ensure the hearth was out. EMS additionally responded to the incident.

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Fireplace was contained to the unit that was struck by lightning, however it would want main repairs. The second unit had critical smoke injury. No different properties had been reportedly broken.

Municipal spokesperson Greg Bennett mentioned construction fires brought on by lightning are uncommon in Fort McMurray Wooden Buffalo, however they occur. The final construction fireplace brought on by lightning was reported in Gregoire on July 28, 2022.

Setting and Local weather Change Canada estimates lightning kills 9 to 10 folks yearly and injures between 100 and 150 folks.

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