Lightning Strike – Sampsons’s Pond Lane - August 5, 2006

Company 3 extinguishes a small brush fire at the base of a tree caused by a lightning strike on the Southwest end of Sampson’s Pond. Even though lighting storms here in the Northeast almost always are accompanied by rain, a tree hit by lightning can smolder for days underground before erupting into a brush fire on the surface. (Photo’s by Deputy Eric Germaine)