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Kingston Building Struck by Lightning

By JOHN BECHTOLD, Correspondent | July 17, 2021 | NEW YORK

Story No. 081721105

KINGSTON, NY - On July 17th, during a severe thunderstorm, the Kingston FD responded to a reported lightning strike at 2 Sterling Street. On arrival it was confirmed that lightning struck a large chimney at the brush factory building at 6:08 P.M. Kingston's ladder truck responded and firefighters went to the roof to check the chimney. Deputy Fire Chief Matthew Koch said a report was given to the city's building safety division for further investigation.

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