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Edmonton firefighters referred to as to accommodate hit by lightning Wednesday night time

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Edmonton hearth crews responded to a home struck by lightning in Wednesday night’s stormy climate.

Wednesday’s rain culminated with low-hanging cloud, wind, lightning and thunder in some elements of Edmonton round 7 p.m.

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Firefighters work on the scene after a house alongside Blue Jay Touchdown west of Starling Drive was hit by lightning in Edmonton on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2023. David Bloom/Postmedia Picture by David Bloom /David Bloom/Postmedia

An Edmonton Fireplace Rescue Providers (EFRS) investigator on scene stated the home had been hit by a lightning strike. The investigator stated the strike harm included a small gap within the residence.

4 items have been dispatched to the home, with the primary arriving on scene in 10 minutes. The hearth was beneath management at 6:56 p.m. and deemed out at 7:23 p.m.

There have been no accidents on account of the lightning strike.

The investigator additionally stated EFRS responded Wednesday night time to an individual who had been struck by lightning in south Edmonton.

In that case, EFRS responded to a medical assist name in assist of emergency medical companies (EMS) at 7:27 pm Wednesday, a fireplace spokesperson stated Thursday. EMS transported one particular person to hospital.

— With recordsdata from David Bloom

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