Watch Hill Fire Responds to Two Reported Structure Fires Caused By Lighthning Strikes
 
By Chief Robert Peacock
September 19, 2018
 

Watch Hill Firefighters responded to two structure fires during a severe thunderstorm on Tuesday afternoon.

The first call at 3 Lighthouse Road was for a report of a four story home struck by lightning with smoke and fire visible from the roofline.

The second call at 4 Lighthouse Road was for a report of a three story home with a smoke in the attic and damage to a chimney.

Sixteen Watch Hill firefighters responded with Engine 102, Engine 103, and Ladder 104.

An additional eight Westerly firefighters responded as mutual aid with Engine 2 and Ladder 1.

The damage at 3 Lighthouse Road was confined to the copper flashing and the copper gutters.

The damage at 4 Lighthouse Road was confined to the chimney, the attic wiring and an attic light fixture.

 
Units: Watch Hill Engine 102, Engine 103, Ladder 104
 
Mutual Aid: Westerly Engine 2 and Ladder 1
 
Firefighters exit the roof via Ladder 104 after investigating a reported roof fire caused by a lightning strike at 4 Lighthouse Road. The damage was confined to the copper flashing and gutters
Firefighters exit the roof via Ladder 104 after investigating a reported roof fire caused by a lightning strike at 4 Lighthouse Road. The damage was confined to the copper flashing and gutters
Firefighters investigate a reported roof fire caused by a lightning strike at 4 Lighthouse Road. The damage was confined to the copper flashing and gutters
Firefighters investigate a reported roof fire caused by a lightning strike at 4 Lighthouse Road. The damage was confined to the copper flashing and gutters
 
Firefighters check for fire extension at a structure fire caused by a lightning strike at 3 Lighthouse Road. The lightning struck the chimney and travelled into the attic. The damage was confined to the chimney, the wiring and a light fixture in the attic.
Firefighters check for fire extension at a structure fire caused by a lightning strike at 3 Lighthouse Road. The lightning struck the chimney and travelled into the attic. The damage was confined to the chimney, the wiring and a light fixture in the attic.
Firefighters check for fire extension at a structure fire caused by a lightning strike at 3 Lighthouse Road. The lightning struck the chimney and travelled into the attic. The damage was confined to the chimney, the wiring and a light fixture in the attic.
Firefighters check for fire extension at a structure fire caused by a lightning strike at 3 Lighthouse Road. The lightning struck the chimney and travelled into the attic. The damage was confined to the chimney, the wiring and a light fixture in the attic.
 
Firefighter Elterich assists in guiding the aerial ladder into position to check the roof at 3 Lighthouse Road
Firefighter Elterich assists in guiding the aerial ladder into position to check the roof at 3 Lighthouse Road