VIDEO: Lightning Strike Causes Garage Fire in Killingworth, Cars Destroyed

Firefighters responded to a fire at 20 Cow Pen Hill Road in Killingworth Monday morning after a band of strong thunderstorms passed through the area.


Firefighters from Killingworth and several surrounding towns responded to a house fire believed to have been caused by a lightning strike Monday morning.

According to News 8, three cars inside a garage 20 Cow Pen Hill Road were destroyed as a result of the fire.

@GeorgeRoelofsen, a Killingworth volunteer firefighter and camerman for News 8, tweeted the following at 8:37 a.m.: Structure Fire, Killingworth...24 Cow Pen Hill Rd. Lightening strike. First arriving unit reports flames showing.

The home is owned by Mike Board, who told WFSB that a neighbor noticed the garage on fire and banged on Board's door until he heard the noise.

Mutual aid from Clinton, Madison and Haddam responded to the call.

Correction: We originally reported that the fire was sparked at 24 Cow Pen Hill Road. The correct address is 20 Cow Pen Hill Road. We apologize for the error.

Mike Butler June 26, 2012 at 01:47 AM
Also responding with mutual aid: North Madison, Chester, Deep River, Durham. Thanks to all.
Michael Hayes (Editor) June 26, 2012 at 03:22 AM
Thanks Mike. Good to know, and to recognize the volunteers who had to be out in the terrible weather doing such a difficult job. Look for an update Tuesday morning.


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