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Lightning Strike Blows Out Driveway On Gillwood Road – GARLAND COUNTY


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Piney Fire Department responded to the call of a lightning strike yesterday morning on Millwood Road.

PFD Troops arrived at the scene and found that 2 trees had been struck by lightning at the base of the trees.  Brick landscape decoration was blown apart at 1 tree.  It is believed that the lightning traveled under the driveway blowing the concrete out in 2 places.

A telephone junction box on the side of the residence at this location was blown to bits.

No injuries were reported.

This was 1 of 2 lightning strikes reported yesterday.  The other lightning strike was just up the highway from this Gillwood Road location.  A woman was seriously injured when her trailer home burst into flames following a lightning blast that also initially struck a tree.  Go to that scene CLICK HERE.