April 15, 2024

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Nobody wanted emergency medical care after a lightning strike in Timberlea significantly broken a duplex dwelling on Sunday.

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Regional Emergency Companies says that shortly after 9 p.m. on July 30, they had been informed lightning had struck a house on Bear Paw Avenue and smoke was filling a unit. Hearth fighters with two pumper vans and a ladder truck introduced the fireplace below management inside a half hour of arriving. Crews remained till 11:30 p.m. to ensure the fireplace was out. EMS additionally responded to the incident.

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Hearth was contained to the unit that was struck by lightning, however it can want main repairs. The second unit had critical smoke harm. No different properties had been reportedly broken.

Municipal spokesperson Greg Bennett mentioned construction fires brought on by lightning are uncommon in Fort McMurray Wooden Buffalo, however they occur. The final construction fireplace brought on by lightning was reported in Gregoire on July 28, 2022.

Atmosphere and Local weather Change Canada estimates lightning kills 9 to 10 folks yearly and injures between 100 and 150 folks.

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