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Farwell firehouse fire blamed on lightning | KTIC Radio

Farwell firehouse fire blamed on lightning

Farwell firehouse fire blamed on lightning
Courtesy/Farwell Fire Department . Photo credit to St. Paul Volunteer Fire Department Facebook post.
Courtesy/Farwell Fire Department building. Photo credit to St. Paul Volunteer Fire Department Facebook post.

Farwell, Neb. — The effects of stormy weather overnight are being felt.  NTV News reports at 1:37 a.m.,  St. Paul, Elba, Dannebrog, Boelus, and Farwell Fire Departments were dispatched to the Farwell firehouse for a working structure fire caused by a lightning strike.

Southern Public Power District reported outages around 2:00 a.m. and said crews were responding. The district tweeted some of the calls they received when the storm hit indicated trees have fallen into lines.

Also Grand Island Police closed the Eddy Street Underpass due to heavy rains. Grand Island Police said tree limbs were down around town and urged caution.

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