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According to the National Fire Protection Association, 11 deaths were attributed to lighting in Ohio from 2003 to 2012 with an average of 460,074 cloud-to-ground lightning flashes per year, placing Ohio as the 21st 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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    August 3, 2015

    Lightning caused a massive fuel tank explosion at a Butler County, Ohio gas station. The explosion left an 8-feet deep and 40-feet wide crater. Officials believe that lightning caused an underground diesel fuel storage tank to explode.

  • 2
    April 10, 2013

    A home in Solon, Ohio was struck by a lightning bolt at approximately 5 p.m. When the fire department arrived, they found smoke inside the garage and coming from the attic. No injuries were reported but the home sustained major damage.

  • 3
    August 27, 2013

    Lighting struck a tree in Norton, Ohio. The energy followed the tree into the ground and into a nearby gas line causing an explosion and fire. No injuries were reported and no homes were damaged.

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    April 10, 2013

    Lightning struck a backyard bridge at a home in Broadview Heights, Ohio. The bolt traveled across the property for 50 feet, shot up the outside of the home, blowing out the porch lights. It then went through the wall and exited through a power outlet in the living room. Luckily, no fire resulted and no one inside the home was injured.

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

Map showing prior service locations

Toledo, Cleveland, Youngstown and Cincinnati are just a few of the cities in Ohio 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.