WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. — Wednesday's storm brought lightning to the Front Range, causing considerable damage to a Wheat Ridge home.
West Metro Fire Rescue said the lightning strike happened around 1:30 p.m. at a house in the Bel Aire neighborhood.
The lightning didn't cause a fire, but it did tear a hole in the roof and made several holes in the ceiling, according to West Metro. The force also blew plugs out of an electrical outlet in one of the bathrooms, charring the wall above.
What was initially thought to be smoke coming from the home was actually drywall dust and debris, a spokesperson said.
The wiring is compromised and the family of four will have to have the circuits checked before they can safely turn the lights back on, according to the fire department. West Metro said two people were home at the time of the lightning strike but no one was hurt.
Storms are expected to spread across Colorado's eastern plains during the evening. The extended forecast calls for little change in the weather pattern for the rest of the week, the Memorial Day holiday weekend, and next week.
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