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Quick Stop After Lightning Strike in Sandy Hook

By KARIN HALSTEAD, Correspondent | April 21, 2021 | CONNECTICUT

Story No. 042221100

SANDY HOOK, CT - Sandy Hook Fire & Rescue was dispatched to a possible structure fire due to a lightning strike on April 21st at 3:29 P.M. after a thunderstorm passed through town.

A firefighter in the area was on scene first and confirmed a fire in the garage. Sandy Hook Fire Chief Bill Halstead was the IC. Engine 442 out of Sandy Hook's substation was first due and a two-inch line was stretched to the front door. Quint 440 was on scene next and a second two-inch line was stretched to the garage. The fire was knocked down very quickly.

Lightning struck a tree to the left of the home and ran through the ground to the garage. The garage sustained heavy damage and the house received smoke damage. All Newtown fire companies responded to the scene, along with Stevenson Fire out of Monroe. Mutual aid was also received from Southbury and Brookfield for station coverage.

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.