House catches fire after being struck by lightning in Marion Township, officials say

  • Source: WPXI-TV NBC 11 Pittsburgh
  • Published: 07/06/2022 12:00 AM

VIDEO: A Beaver County home was struck by lightning Tuesday morning according to fire officials. This happened around 9:40 AM along Route 588 in Marion Township. The woman was in the living room when the lightning hit. “I heard the lightning crack and flash and I thought it hit outside the house there,” said Sharon Hart. Then she smelled something burning minutes later. “And I look up and there was smoke pouring out of the peak of the house and then I called 911 and realized it actually got hit by the lightning,” said Hart. Fortunately, Hart was not hurt and got out okay. She called her husband who rushed home. “I saw some flames coming out of the peak of the roof and a lot of smoke,” said Bob Hart. Fire officials said there is a lot of damage to the home including smoke and water damage.


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