Lightning Strike Sparks Fire that Destroys Home in Shelburne
By LEE KROHN, Correspondent | June 19, 2021 | VERMONT
Story No. 062621105
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.
This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.