Lightning strike chases Danville area family
DANVILLE - Firefighters form four communities responded to a report of a lightning strike during the height of Monday night’s thunderstorms that rumbled across Northumberland and Montour counties.
The bolt hit a farmhouse at 3 Billings Road in Mayberry Township, Montour County, about two miles north of Elysburg. Fire officials said it caused a refrigerator to become disabled, but no other damage resulted.
The home is occupied by the Earl Fetterman family, members of whom were in the residence at the time but escaped injury.
Firefighters from Elysburg, Overlook, South Side of Riverside and Mahoning Township responded and removed the refrigerator.
The storms produced heavy rain, thunder and lightning from about 9 to 10 p.m.