Homes damaged, trees down as storm moves through Richmond area

Storm send tree onto home

(WWBT) - At least three homes were damaged and 10 people have been displaced as storms moved through the Richmond area Thursday afternoon.

HENRICO COUNTY

In Henrico, six people, including four children, were displaced after a home caught fire in the 200 block of Linstead Road due to a lightning strike.

Firefighters arrived and found heavy flames coming from the roof and attic of the home. All occupants were able to escape the blaze.

One firefighter was transported to the hospital for evaluation of suspected heat exhaustion.

Six people were displaced and a firefighter was treated for heat exhaustion after a lightning strike on Linstead Road in Henrico.
Six people were displaced and a firefighter was treated for heat exhaustion after a lightning strike on Linstead Road in Henrico. (Source: Henrico Fire)

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY

In Chesterfield, a home at 7011 Mason Run Drive was damaged by a fallen tree, and a home in the 4800 block of Shepherds Mill Road caught fire after what was believed to be a lightning strike. Four people were displaced by the fire.

Chesterfield fire responded to both scenes a little after 3:15 p.m.

A Chesterfield man said he was nearly electrocuted when sparks flew out of his laptop while he was using it.

A fallen tree damaged a home on Mason Run Drive in Chesterfield.
A fallen tree damaged a home on Mason Run Drive in Chesterfield. (Source: NBC12)
A home on Shepherds Mill Drive in Chesterfield caught fire after what is believed to be a lightning strike.
A home on Shepherds Mill Drive in Chesterfield caught fire after what is believed to be a lightning strike. (Source: Chesterfield Fire and EMS)
A home on Shepherds Mill Drive in Chesterfield caught fire after what is believed to be a lightning strike.
A home on Shepherds Mill Drive in Chesterfield caught fire after what is believed to be a lightning strike. (Source: Chesterfield Fire and EMS)

Rescue crews also responded to the 1800 block of Ware Bottom Spring Road for a vehicle that was stuck in high water.

A vehicle was trapped in the high water at Ware Bottom Springs Road.
A vehicle was trapped in the high water at Ware Bottom Springs Road. (Source: NBC12)

Officials said there were no injuries in either of the incidents.

Another fire was reported in the 10000 block of Sandy Ridge Drive. It is not known if the fire is storm-related.

CUMBERLAND COUNTY

The Cumberland Volunteer Fire Department confirmed a tree fell on a vehicle with a person inside. The occupant was transported to the hospital. There’s been no word on the extent of their injuries.

DINWIDDIE COUNTY

Two cows were killed at Double B Farms by a lightning strike.

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