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.
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.
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.
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.
Toledo, Cleveland, Youngstown and Cincinnati are just a few of the cities in Ohio where we have installed lightning protection equipment.
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.