Kingston Building Struck by Lightning
By JOHN BECHTOLD, Correspondent | July 17, 2021 | NEW YORK
Story No. 081721105
Photo by John BechtoldLadder truck checking the upper area of the damaged chimney.
Photo by John BechtoldThe entry point hole in the chimney and other damage shows the power of lightning.
Photo by John BechtoldKingston firefighters assessing the chimney from the roof.
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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