Home in New Jersey struck by lightning burns down


GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ – On Wednesday July 22, 2020 at approximately 8:35 PM, the Gloucester Township Police Department received a 9-1-1 call reporting a house in the 100 block of Breckenridge Dr. had been struck with lightning and was on fire.

Officers arrived to find smoke and fire from the attic and roof area of the home. Officers verified that the residents, 2 parents and 4 juveniles, were evacuated and there was no one still inside. Numerous fire departments arrived to quickly extinguish the fire. There were no injuries.

Due to smoke and water damage, the residents of the home have been displaced until repairs can be made. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the fire marshal’s office.

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