Police/Fire, Weather

Lightning strike causes Parkville fire

Acton Road FireUPDATE: Further investigation has revealed that the two incindents below were actually the same fire. The blaze broke out on Acton Road.

Original story below…


Crews are responding to the scene of two Parkville-area fires caused by severe storms that swept through the region on Monday night.

At about 7:30 p.m., fire personnel responded to a dwelling fire in the 3300 block of Acton Road that was reportedly caused by a lightning strike.

At about the same time, crews also responded to the 3300 block of Willioughby Road, where two sheds were ablaze as a result of lightning in the area.

There has been no update on any injuries.

Motorists should use caution in the area.

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