The fire department was toned out for two lightning strikes during the storms this past Sunday night/Monday morning, June 15.
The first call was a lightning strike near Hondo Creek around 1 am.
“Around 1 am we were toned out for a fire in a hay meadow that was started by lightning striking the ground. The homeowner heard the loud boom, because it really echoes through the ground when lightning strikes something. The homeowner was able to go out there and extinguish the fire pretty quickly though, and they let us know.”
“The second call was around 4 am, and in that case, a lightning strike near a home had set off all of the alarms in his home–the security alarms, smoke alarms, everything.”
Chief Walker said these two lightning strikes are the only two he can recall responding to in the Devine area, but when he worked in the Houston area, he saw plenty of lightning strikes.