1 taken to hospital after fire on K Street in Turners Falls

Franklin County

One person was taken to the hospital after lightning struck a house fire in Turners Falls Thursday afternoon.

Rose Facto was recording the rain outside her Turners Falls home around 1:15 p.m. when lightning struck a nearby home on K Street.

Turners Falls Fire Chief John Zellmann told 22News the bolt struck the rear of the home, causing significant damage to the attic and second floor of the home.

The woman inside the home was able to get out but she was taken to the hospital for evaluation. The fire chief said the woman and her husband will not be able to return the home. They’re being assisted by the Red Cross.

Montague Police Sgt. Josh Hoffman had told 22News calls for the fire at 36 K Street came in at 1:30 p.m. When our 22News got there, the flames were put out, but we could see smoke still coming from the home.

Police had K Street blocked off at the intersection with L Street.

Fire crews from Gill, Deerfield, Orange, and Greenfield were called in to help the Turners Falls Fire Department. A Colrain fire crew covered the Greenfield fire station while they were out in Turners Falls.

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