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Lightning Strike damages Multi-family Residential Units in Henrico County

By HENRICO COUNTY FIRE, Correspondent | July 22, 2020 | VIRGINIA

Story No. 072220105

Henrico County, VA - July 22, 2020 - Henrico Fire units responded to the 10300 block of Trellis Crossing Lane, just before midnight. The Trellis Crossing community consist of 4 residential units under one roof.

Several occupants heard and felt the lightning strike before discovering smoke and fire coming from their attic area. All occupants departed their homes safely prior to the fire department arrival.

Henrico Fire units arrived to find heavy smoke from the attic area with fire inside the attic. An exterior fire attacked was initially used to control the bulk of the fire. Firefighters then transitioned to an interior fire attack. Henrico Police are assisting with traffic control around Pump Road and Ridgefield Parkway.

Four families are displaced by the fire damage. The American Red Cross is assisting the families with immediate housing and personal items.

Henrico Fire had several storm related incidents during the evening hours.

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