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Marion County Fire Rescue responds to lightning strike

Fire Rescue crews say around 6:30 p.m. they were called to a lightning strike on Southeast Oak Leaf Terrace in The Villages.
Published: Jul. 29, 2020 at 6:27 AM EDT
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MARION COUNTY, Fla. (WCJB) - A lightning strike almost caused disaster for a family in Marion County.

Fire Rescue crews say around 6:30 p.m. they were called to a lightning strike on Southeast Oak Leaf Terrace in The Villages.

Callers saw a flag pole get struck, and that's when they noticed the smell of gas.

Crews confirmed the lightning strike caused a gas leak in the front yard.

The special operations hazardous materials team dug up the damaged gas line and temporarily stopped the leak.

28 July 2020: **Lightning Strike Leads to Residential Gas Leak** At 6:27pm MCFR units were dispatched to a residential...

Posted by Marion County Fire Rescue on Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Marion County Fire Rescue Lightning Strike
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