Tree Struck by Lightning on Juniata Drive
By Assistant Chief Adam Grossman
July 22, 2019

The company was dispatched to the unit block of Juniata Drive in the Fallowfield Farms section of East Fallowfield Township Monday for a fire type unknown. The caller reported a cloud of white smoke coming from the rear of a residence on the residential street. A big thunderstorm had just moved through the area prior to this report.

The Westwood Fire Company responded with the Deputy Chief, Engine 44-5, Ambulance 44-1 and Command 44. Deputy Chief Scott arrived to find a tree on fire with what appeared to be from a lightning strike. Engine 44-5 arrived first due and stretched a 300' line to extinguish the fire. All hands worked on the scene for about 30 minutes before being returned to station.

Units: Engine 44-5, Ambulance 44-1, Command 44, Deputy 44