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3 homes struck by lightning on Oak Island Wednesday

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Earlier this week, multiple lightning strikes affected area structures within minutes of each other after a storm rolled through Oak Island. (Courtesy photo)

OAK ISLAND — Earlier this week, multiple lightning strikes affected area structures within minutes of each other after a storm rolled through Oak Island.

On Wednesday, May 8, Oak Island Fire Department was first dispatched just after 9 p.m. to a lightning strike that hit a home on NE 4th Street. The structure endured property damage but it did not result in a fire.

During this response, crews also were dispatched to an active fire at 302 W. Yacht Dr. It was 75% involved in fire and crews deployed engines and ladder units to contain it. They succeeded within 45 minutes and no secondary structures surrounding it were damaged.

Upon working the fire on Yacht Drive, another call came in about a home that also sustained lightning strike damage, though it wasn’t involved in a fire.

Multiple crews were able to help the local fire department, as the calls came in within a seven-block radius of one another. This included Oak Island Police Department, Bolivia Fire Department, Brunswick County EMS, Southport Fire Department, St. James Fire Department, Sunny Point Fire & Rescue, Sunset Harbor Zion Hill Volunteer fire Department, Winnabow Volunteer Fire Department, with standby assistance provided by Leland Fire Department and Supply Volunteer Fire Department. 


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