Lightning strike destroys Union garage
Union — A garage was destroyed May 4, after lightning struck a nearby tree on South Union Road.
By the time fire crews arrived at 553 South Union Road, the garage was completely in flames, according to Union Fire Chief Kevin Soule.The call came in at about 5:40 p.m.
The fire began after lightning struck a willow, he said.
Firefighters from Union, Warren, Washington, Appleton and Waldoboro were able to knock the fire down in about 45 minutes and stop the blaze from spreading to the single story home located about 20 feet away, Soule said. The garage was completely destroyed. The crew was on scene until about 8 p.m.
No injuries were reported.
South Union Road (Route 131) was closed for about two hours.
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