Lightning Strike Causes Natural Gas Leak In Everett

August 14, 2015

Everett, Everett Fire

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Gas vents out of a hole caused when a tree exploded from a lightning strike.

Lightning struck a tree in the 2100 block of Mukilteo Boulevard in west Everett around 2 o’clock Friday afternoon. The tree exploded sending parts of it onto the roof of a nearby house. Other parts went across the street and still others went into the ground rupturing a natural gas line. Crews from Everett Fire Engine Company 4 stood by while workers from Puget Sound Energy shut off the gas. The line vented for about 45 minutes sending a rotten egg smell over west Everett but not causing major damage. Here are a few photos from the scene.

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Part of the tree ended up on a house.

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A look at the size of the tree that hit the house.

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The crew from Everett Fire Engine 4 talks with a worker from Puget Sound Energy.

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Gas vents as a PSE workers tries to determine the extent of the damage.

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