Lightning bolt strikes New Jersey home, setting it on fire: police

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By 1010 WINS

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (1010 WINS) -- A lightning bolt struck a home in New Jersey on Wednesday evening, setting the roof and attic ablaze and displacing its residents, police said. 

The bolt hit the home on Breckenridge Drive in Sicklerville around 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Gloucester Township Police said. 

Emergency personnel responding to a 911 call found smoke and flames billowing from the top of the home, the department said. 


The two parents and four children inside the home managed to escape without any injuries, according to police. 

Firefighters put out the blaze quickly, but the home’s residents will be displaced until it is repaired, police said.