Lightning Strikes Utility Pole

Published 07/28 2014 11:15AM

Updated 07/29 2014 12:33PM

July 28, 2014

Thunderstorms continued in the region this morning, causing lightning to strike a utility pole.

The West Ridge Fire Department responded to the call just before 9 a.m. for reports of a lightning strike. A utility pole in the 4100 block of West Ridge Road was hit by the bolt. The lightning sliced through the top of the pole, causing it to smolder.

Fire crews waited for Penelec to respond to the scene so damage could be assessed.

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