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Lightning Bolt Causes Fire Locally

Yesterday my area of Bergen County received not one but two lengthy and powerful thunderstorms both of which made me want to crawl in bed and hide for their duration.

Unfortunately, the first canceled a trip to the beach that my family had planned for the day. Luckily, we didn’t suffer an attack from Mother Nature, like one local family did.

About 10 minutes away in the neighboring town of Emerson, one family awoke onĀ  Monday morning to a small fire and leaving a gaping hole of about 6 inches in their one-family home’s attached garage. The cause: a lightning bolt strike.

Read the full story here: http://www.northjersey.com/news/071910_Lightning_bolt_causes_Emerson_garage_fire.html


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