ACanfield_MCB.JPG

Launched in 2014 by journalist Sean Baker, Med City Beat is an independent news source covering government, business and culture in Rochester, Minnesota.

featured

Lightning strikes gas meter outside home in SW Rochester

Lightning strikes gas meter outside home in SW Rochester

(THE MED CITY BEAT) - Lightning struck a gas line outside a home in southwest Rochester early Thursday morning.

A homeowner in the 5000 block of Scenic Oak Drive SW requested emergency assistance around 12:45 a.m. after hearing a loud lightning struck. He also reported smelling burnt plastic, according to the fire department.

Photo: Rochester Fire Department

When firefighters arrived, they found that lightning had struck a gas meter outside the home. Crews quickly repaired the gas line, according to a report by the fire department.

No gas was discharged inside the home and no one was injured.

The lightning strike caused about $2,500 in damage to the home.

 

Note: Location on the map is approximate.


eatured content:


(over graphic: Rochester Fire Department)

Chew on this: The 10 most popular restaurants in Rochester

Chew on this: The 10 most popular restaurants in Rochester

Man scratches a $1 million lottery ticket at a Rochester bar

Man scratches a $1 million lottery ticket at a Rochester bar