Lightning Possible Cause of Fire at New York Condos

 Thursday, April 21, 2011

 Insurance Journal

Authorities are trying to determine if a lightning strike from severe thunder storms sparked a fire that caused extensive damage to a suburban Buffalo condominium complex. WGRZ-TV reports that firefighters arriving on the scene around 2:15 a.m. Wednesday found heavy smoke and flames coming from the roof of the Quaker Meadows condominiums in Orchard Park, south of Buffalo. Heavy storms were moving through the region at the time. At one point, firefighters dousing the flames from ladders were ordered back to the ground because of lightning.
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