3 firefighters released from hospital after lightning strike caused house fire in Southborough

SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass. — Three firefighters were released from the hospital Saturday morning after a Southborough home was demolished late Friday night after lightning ignited a fire that quickly spread.

The fire took place on Sears Road before 4 p.m. sending two Westborough firefighters and one Southborough firefighter to the hospital after flames flared up on the second floor of the house, according to Southborough Fire Chief Steven Achilles.

Two firefighters had broken bones and minor burns while one suffered a hand injury that required stitches.

Two people were in the house at the time of the lightning strike, both were able to get out safely, according to fire officials.

During the storm, emergency response crews responded to more than a dozen calls.

Due to a fast moving storm with several lightning strikes, there are several trees, poles, and wires down throughout...

Posted by Southborough Police Department on Friday, August 5, 2022

A fire believed to be caused by lightning caused the death of an 84-year-old woman in New Hampshire on Thursday night, fire officials said. The fire marshal’s office reminded residents to make sure they have working smoke alarms and clear exits in their homes.

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