Nassau Fire Marshal: Lightning sparks at least 3 fires at LI homes

Wednesday night’s tropical downpours and lightning sparked at least three fires at homes on Long Island, News 12 is told.

News 12 Staff

Jul 18, 2019, 4:36 PM

Updated 1,793 days ago

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Wednesday night’s tropical downpours and lightning sparked at least three fires at homes on Long Island, News 12 is told.
Firefighters responded to a home on Curtis Avenue in  Carle Place that caught fire Wednesday night after being struck by lightning, a fire official says.
Lightning also struck a garage nearby on Bert Avenue.
Emergency and power crews were kept busy across Long Island responding to the remnants of Hurricane Barry throughout the evening.

The Nassau Fire Marshal has confirmed that all three fires were started by lightning.

Then, in Port Washington, a News 12 viewer caught footage of a house on Birchdale Lane in Flower Hill being struck.

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Weather Center 
Fire official: Firefighters respond to Carle Place home struck by lightning
Rain, possible thunderstorms to continue into Thursday
Much of Long Island saw lightning, flooding and downed power lines.
PSEG Long Island says that more than 3,700 households were without power early Thursday morning. By around 5:45 a.m., the number had fallen to 1,285 across the Island.
News 12 meteorologists say that hazy, humid conditions with a chance of thunderstorms remain on tap for Long Island into the weekend.


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