Tree debris from last year's macroburst ignited in flames yesterday in Brookfield when a tree was struck by lightning. While Brookfield Volunteer Fire Company members were reporting for storm standby, firefighters was dispatched to 11 Ina’s Drive for a report of a brush fire. Units arrived to find a substantial fire in the rear yard from a lightning strike.
A tree was hit and the lightning travelled down to a large pile of dead trees and brush from last years Macroburst. Firefighters operated for 30 minutes and the blaze was extinguished with 1000 gallons of water.
There was another lightning strike reported at the same time on Windwood Road.