Lightning causes shed fire, destroys $25K worth of equipment

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Shed hit by lightning on May 21, 2020 in Winnabow. (Photo: WWAY)

WINNABOW, NC (WWAY) — Firefighters say lightning struck a shed at a Winnabow home Thursday afternoon, causing it to go up in flames.

A nearby tree also appeared to be hit by lightning. (Photo: WWAY)

Winnabow Fire Chief Travis Mercer says it happened shortly after noon in the 7100 block of Hunters Ridge Drive.

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Neighbors reportedly called the fire department after they saw smoke coming from the shed.

The homeowner told WWAY $25,000 worth of equipment was lost in the blaze.