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PRESS PHOTO COURTESY WEISENBERG FIRE DEPARTMENTThis home in the 3000 block of New Smithville Road, Weisenberg Township, was damaged after it was struck by lightning, causing a fire around 9:49 a.m. July 15. PRESS PHOTO COURTESY WEISENBERG FIRE DEPARTMENTThis home in the 3000 block of New Smithville Road, Weisenberg Township, was damaged after it was struck by lightning, causing a fire around 9:49 a.m. July 15.

Lightning strike damages Weisenberg Twp home

Thursday, July 19, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Weisenberg and New Tripoli volunteer fire departments, along with Cetronia Ambulance Corps personnel, were dispatched 9:49 a.m. on July 15 for a house fire due to an apparent lightning strike at a home in the 3000 block of New Smithville Road, Weisenberg Township.

“Arriving units encountered an active fire at the rear of the home, extending to the roof and interior,” Weisenberg Volunteer Fire Department Chief Brian C. Carl emailed The Press. “The fire was quickly knocked down but units remained on the scene for a few hours checking for extension and performing overhaul.”

No injuries were reported, Carl stated.

Carl said additional departments assisting at the scene were Fogelsville, Germansville, Kempton and Lynnport fire companies, as well as a Rapid Intervention Team from Alburtis and the Lehigh County Cascade Unit from Woodlawn Fire Department, South Whitehall.