Lightning strike causes tree to fall onto home in Nashville

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NASHVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — Crews in Nashville worked to remove a tree that fell onto a home Tuesday evening.

According to Nashville Fire Department Chief Chris Joyner, lightning is believed to have caused a tree to fall onto the home located at 313 S. 1st St. The incident happened shortly before 7 p.m.

“We were going 20 mph and had our blinkers on,” Betsy Owens, a Nashville homeowner said. “There was no traffic lines on and all of the grocery stores all of the businesses were dark.”

A lone person identified as the homeowner was home at the time of the tree falling. Officials say the homeowner was not injured and the tree nearly missed the homeowner’s vehicle.

Fire officials say tarp has been draped on the roof of the home to prevent any further water damage.

“We have actually gone in there and done some salvage and overhaul. Try to get the water out of there before it buckles the floors,” Chief Joyner said. “We’ve actually got up there and placed a tarp over the top of this tree to hope to limit some of the rain coming in later tonight, so maybe she won’t have as much damage.”

Chief Joyner told CBS 17 that the fire department responded to seven calls for service in a 10 minute span. The calls were all weather-related.

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