Lightning Strikes Maple Grove Home, Just Blocks Away from Home Struck in July
A Maple Grove home was severely damaged after being hit by lightning and burning early this morning. Maple Grove Fire Chief Scott Anderson says there was a family in the home at the time but no-one was hurt, "Yes, everybody is out ok."
Michael Steuve says he was standing across the street from the home when the lightning hit, "Felt like somebody kind of punched me in the chest, it was real loud."
Laurie Berg's home is within eye-shot of the home that burned this morning on 63rd Place North, "From the front we can see this one and from the back we can see that one." She's referring to the home that was hit and burned this morning, and a home that was hit and burned back in July. The proximity of the two homes is unsettling, according to Berg, "We feel like we're kind of in the middle, sitting ducks."
Berg says neighbors are talking about the strikes and investigating installing lightning rods, "According to what they say, lightning doesn't strike twice, the same house, but two within this many feet of each other. Feels too many too quickly."