Lightning strikes Connecticut home

Lightning (file)
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Published: Jun. 7, 2023 at 8:16 AM EDT
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BRIDGEPORT, CT (WFSB) - Lightning reportedly struck a home in Bridgeport on Tuesday, according to city emergency officials.

It happened on Mountain Grove Street around 6 p.m.

Scott Appleby, director of Bridgeport’s Office of Emergency Management & Homeland Security/Emergency Communications, said firefighters responded to the 3-story home after a line of storms passed through the area.

“The lightning struck the chimney causing moderate damage to the roof and third floor apartment ceilings,” Appleby said. “Initial 911 reports indicated a fire in the basement; however, no fire was detected.”

There were no reported injuries.

The American Red Cross was said to be helping the 10 adults, one child and six pets that were in the home.