Lightning strikes Wheat Ridge home, causing extensive damage

Lightning struck a Wheat Ridge home Wednesday afternoon, blowing a hole through the roof and causing other damage in the residence.

The stricken home is in the 3800 block of Everett Street, according to a 3:03 p.m. West Metro Fire Rescue tweet.

The bolt also left holes in a ceiling, blew plugs out of electrical outlets and charred a wall.

An adult and a child were home when the lightning struck, said Rhonda Scholting, a fire department spokesperson. The strike happened about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

“There was a lot of force behind this one,” Scholting said of the bolt.

The ceiling of a bedroom was damaged and electrical plug outlets in a bathroom were blown out.

The electrical wiring in the house is comprised and the family will have to stay elsewhere until the wiring damage is addressed, the fire department said. The incident did not spark a fire.

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