Lightning Strike Sets House on Fire Displacing Family

Date: July 22, 2020
Incident Location: 100 block of Breckenridge Dr. Sicklerville NJ 08081
Case Number: 2020-32159

On Wednesday July 22, 2020 at approximately 8:35 PM, the Gloucester Township Police Department received a 9-1-1 call reporting a house in the 100 block of Breckenridge Dr. had been struck with lightning and was on fire. Officers arrived to find smoke and fire from the attic and roof area of the home. Officers verified that the residents, 2 parents and 4 juveniles, were evacuated and there was no one still inside. Numerous fire departments arrived to quickly extinguish the fire. There were no injuries. Due to smoke and water damage, the residents of the home have been displaced until repairs can be made. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the fire marshal’s office.

Date and Time of Media Release: 7-22-2020
Police Case: 2020-32159
Media Release By: Lt. M. Benton #149


MEDIA RELEASE: 7-22-2020 2020-32159 Lightning Strike Sets House on Fire Displacing Family

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