Lightning Strike Sparks Fire that Destroys Home in Shelburne
Photo by Lee Krohn/Shelburne Volunteer Fire DepartmentE2 provides aerial suppression.
Photo by Lee Krohn/Shelburne Volunteer Fire DepartmentFire attack was also attempted from the ground
Photo by Lee Krohn/Shelburne Volunteer Fire DepartmentDramatic light from the Charlie side
Photo by Lee Krohn/Shelburne Volunteer Fire DepartmentFire investigation the morning after to determine origin and cause
SHELBURNE, VT - After a thorough inquiry the morning after, fire investigators concluded that a high intensity lightning strike early Saturday morning, June 19th, eventually led to a structure fire that fully engulfed a home.
A neighbor discovered the fire first, as the owners were not home at the time. Once a gas supply line under a covered porch connected to an outdoor grill failed, the fire expanded rapidly to the entire structure.
Multiple crews responded to extinguish the fire and prevent extension to nearby homes.