31 July, 1987
Lightning Causes Fire In Magnolia Lane Home
Lightning struck a Magnolia Lane home around 12:30 Friday morning, causing a small fire in the basement which the owners extinguished.
The family, police said, was sleeping when it was awakened by thunder and the smell of smoke in the basement. Checking they found a small fire and, the cellar filled with smoke. A portion of the basement wall had been charred and a television set in the living room was also damaged by the bolt. Ptl. David Cromwell responded to the 12:39 call.