House burns from a fire to the ground after a lightning strike – and it’s not the first time the house has been hit by a lightning strike
- A stone cottage in Angaston, South Australia, went up in flames Tuesday evening
- The Country Fire Service said the fire caused $ 200,000- $ 250,000 in damage
- Homeowner Mark Grossman said the house was previously struck by lightning
A stone house has burst into flames after being hit by lighting during an electric storm.
The house on Golden Gate Mines Road, in Angaston in the Barossa Valley, South Australia, was set on fire at around 6:45 PM on Tuesday.
Homeowner Mark Grossman said ABC news it is a misconception that lightning never strikes twice.
“There have been such storms before,” said Mr. Grossman.
A stone cottage went up in flames after being hit by lighting during an electrical storm in South Australia
“Before I got married, I went through three answering machines in the house that exploded over a period of three months.”
Neighbors reported hearing a loud bang and seeing a flash of light before the house caught fire on Tuesday night.
Mr. Grossman said he was not inside when the lighting hit. He fed his sheep nearby.
“I called my wife early in the evening last night [and] minutes later my son called to say there was a fire in the house, “he said.
The farmer said 9News he was able to save a precious family memory, but everything else was lost.
“Miraculously, this morning I found our wedding album wrapped in the side of a closet that I found unburned, but everything else is gone,” he said.
More than seven fire trucks and 30 firefighters were required to extinguish the flames.
More than seven fire trucks and 30 firefighters were required to extinguish the flames
The fire brigade has managed to keep the building, but the house has been severely damaged by the fire,
Authorities estimate that it caused between $ 200,000 and $ 250,000 in damage.
South Australia was hit by a wave of wild weather on Tuesday night, as a cold front moved quickly off the coast and through some of Adelaide’s metropolitan areas.
The weather caused thunder and a severe hail storm that resulted in hailstones up to an inch in size that fell from the sky.
The meteorological agency said the hail was “quite typical” for late fall, and although the stones were not very large, there was a fair amount.
A second cold front is expected to bring another hail storm to much of the city on Wednesday afternoon.
South Australia was hit by a wave of wild weather on Tuesday evening, as a cold front moved quickly off the coast and through parts of Adelaide’s metropolitan areas
The weather caused thunder and a heavy hail storm that resulted in hailstones up to an inch in size that fell from the sky