Lightning Hit a Church in the 1800 Block of West 18th Street
On August 21, 2020, at 4:59 p.m., HFD arrived in the 1800 block W. 18th, within two minutes of being dispatched and found light smoke and fire coming from the steeple area of a church roof. They forced entry through the front door and found embers falling from the peak of the roof. The crews quickly tapped the fire out. There was minimal damage and it was determined that a lightning strike caused the fire. No reported injuries.