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Tree burns inside-out after lightning strike

May 28, 2019 | Comment icon 6 comments

The burning tree glowed in the early morning light. Image Credit: Facebook / Millbury Fire Dept
Firefighters were called out to attend a rather eerie-looking blaze in Millbury, Massachusetts on Sunday.
The alarm was raised at the Clearview Country Club in the early hours of the morning after locals saw a bolt of lightning strike a tree in the grounds and set it on fire.

When firefighters arrived they found that the fire had consumed the interior of the tree but had left the exterior intact, resulting in a smouldering wooden husk silhouetted against the early morning sky.
The team took several photographs (see below) and was able to safely extinguish the blaze.

Fortunately nobody was injured during the incident.

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Piney 3 years ago
Nothing new, happens a lot on lightning strikes. That's why it's dangerous to take down a tree struck by it. You never know what part is burnt to cinders inside.
Comment icon #2 Posted by TripGun 3 years ago
I had one doing a similar burn from growing in to power lines.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Gary Meadows 3 years ago
That is eerie, and beautiful!† Got the chills lol.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Seti42 3 years ago
Yeah, 'lightening strike'. We all know that's a hellgate.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Myles 3 years ago
A bit deceiving.† †The tree was actually hallowed out quite a bit when this started.† †
Comment icon #6 Posted by Jon the frog 3 years ago
Cool, let it burn !

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