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According to the National Fire Protection Association, 4 deaths were attributed to lighting in Indiana from 2003 to 2012 with an average of 504,167 cloud-to-ground lightning flashes per year, placing Indiana as the 11th highest state in terms of lightning strikes per year.

The Association goes on to report that from 2007 to 2011, an annual average of 22,600 fires and 62 civilian death and injuries were reported nationwide with losses of $451,000,000 nationally. All of these fires, deaths and injuries and losses were directly attributed to lightning strikes!

If you have a structure, a chimney, a tree or anything else that you are concerned could be struck by lightning, give us a call. We can assess your risk and make recommendations regarding protection.

In the news

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    December 26, 2015

    A home in Lafayette, Indiana was reportedly struck by lightning. The family was not at home at the time and the dog inside the home was rescued by firefighters. No one was injured but the resulting fire rendered the home unlivable. The homeowner is a retired firefighter.

  • 2
    June 25, 2015

    A family of four barely escaped the 5 a.m. fire in McCordsville, Indiana after a massive lightning bolt struck their home. Several windows were shattered and fire ripped through the entire second story of the home. The family's 6 year old daughter wanted to sleep downstairs on the couch which most likely saved her life, since her room was on fire and the entire ceiling collapsed. Everyone escaped the fire to safety.

  • 3
    July 22, 2015

    A two story home in Carmel, Indiana went up in flames following a lightning strike during a storm. Firefighters from 3 departments battled the blaze which rendered the home a total loss. It is reported that at least 30 lightning bolts struck the ground during this storm in Carmel.

  • 4
    September 19, 2013

    A homeowner was killed and a baby injured following a lightning strike to a home in Gary, Indiana. The early morning storm and lightning strike caused a fire that destroyed approximately 50 percent of the home.

A few of the locations where we've protected structures in indiana

Map showing prior service locations

Gary, South Bend, Merrillville, Fort Wayne and Indianapolis are just a few of the cities in Indiana where we have installed lightning protection equipment.

Cathedral in Fort Wayne

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Fort Wayne, Indiana is protected with a complete protection system installed by the professionals at Tri-State Lightning Protection.