Homeowner: Lightning strikes tree, sends it crashing into home

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Homeowners in Chatham are cleaning up after a tree fell right on the roof of their house.

The tree fell on the house Wednesday around 9 p.m.

According to one of the homeowners, lightning hit the tree, sending it crashing into the attic.

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The homeowners were not home at the time.

“The first thing I did was smell smoke and I was concerned that there might be a fire some place because of an electrical shortage,” says Bob Wislocki. “But the smoke was actually from the lightning I think, hitting the tree outside.”

The homeowners are dealing with water coming into their home and have to turn off at least half of the electricity to keep anything from shorting out.

They plan to start repairs as soon as they can.

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