Lighting Sets Tree on Fire


Friday, August 26th a family in Florida’s tree was set on fire by lightning. Lightning strikes trees often, and they were most common in Flordia.

“That seems very dangerous,” says Natalie

There have been 15 deaths caused by lightning in the US this year. Lightning can travel through trees, fences, water, and plumbing.

“It’s bad,” says Connor about how he felt that lightning has killed 15 people this year.
There are videos of the tree spiraling up into fire. The tree was only a few feet away from the house and could have turned into a much larger situation if firefighters did not show up as quickly as they did.

I asked how Taylor felt about firefighters getting there so quickly and she said “ Wonderful”