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Home Damaged After Lightning Strike

No one was hurt when a Danvers home was struck by lightning during a rare midwinter thunderstorm.

Danvers firefighters examine the home at 17 Lakeview Dr. after it was struck by lightning on Saturday afternoon. Credit: Bobby Gates
Danvers firefighters examine the home at 17 Lakeview Dr. after it was struck by lightning on Saturday afternoon. Credit: Bobby Gates
A Lakeview Drive home was damaged but nobody was injured after a lightning strike on Saturday afternoon.

It happened at about 4 p.m. as a line of rare midwinter thundershowers moved through the North Shore.

"The peak of the roof and the chimney [were] damaged," said Danvers Fire Department Capt. Bob Pyburn.

Inside, some sheetrock was blown off one wall. The residents were home at the time of the lightning strike but nobody was injured, Pyburn said.

The home, at 17 Lakeview Dr. overlooking the Putnamville Reservoir near the Topsfield town line, remains habitable. Firefighters covered up a hole in the roof with a tarp and damage was contained to one end of the home, Pyburn said.

No portion of the home caught fire.

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