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Modrzejewo. Lightning struck the house, firefighters had to intervene

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A lightning struck a house in Modrzejewo (Pomorskie). Luckily nothing serious happened. The services checked the building to ensure the safety of residents. On that day, after the storms passed, the fire brigades intervened in the whole country almost 1.3 thousand times.

The services received the notification of the incident on Thursday after 8 pm. According to the information provided, lightning struck a house in Modrzejewo. The fire brigades and the Energy Emergency went to the site.

– The activities of the firefighters consisted of checking the building, including the electrical installation, using the FLIR K45 thermal imaging camera and the Leader Volt HOT-STICK alternating current detector. All rooms were also checked with the MSA Altair 4X multi-gas detector, in order to ensure the necessary safety for residents, said Damian Chamier Gliszczyński, head of the Volunteer Fire Department in Tuchom.

Almost 1.3 thousand interventions by the fire brigade

As reported on Friday morning by Brig. Karol Kierzkowski, spokesman for the chief commander of the State Fire Service, after Thursday’s storms firefighters intervened almost 1,300 times.

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– On Thursday, June 30, firefighters recorded 1,273 interventions related to the removal of the effects of storms. Most in the province. Pomeranian – 278, Kuyavian-Pomeranian – 277, Warmian-Masurian – 142, Silesian – 128, Greater Poland – 100, Łódzkie – 93 and Masovian – 91 – by Kierzkowski.

The activities consisted mainly in removing fallen trees and eliminating flooding of streets and buildings.

The Institute of Meteorology and Water Management of the Institute of Meteorology and Water Management gives an alarm – on Friday, storms with hail and heat will hit the whole country. Orange and red warnings apply.

Main photo source: Volunteer Fire Department Tuchomie

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