Homes damaged, trees down as storm moves through Richmond area
(WWBT) - At least three homes were damaged and 10 people have been displaced as storms moved through the Richmond area Thursday afternoon.
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.
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.
Rescue crews also responded to the 1800 block of Ware Bottom Spring Road for a vehicle that was stuck in high water.
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.
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.
Two cows were killed at Double B Farms by a lightning strike.
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