Okla. fire captain's home destroyed in blaze caused by lightning

Tulsa Fire Department Capt. Greg Delozier's home was struck by lightning Friday morning as storms caused damage throughout the region


By Laura French

TULSA, Okla. — An Oklahoma fire captain's home was destroyed Friday morning after it was struck by lightning. 

The lightning strike caused a fire that burned down the house of Tulsa Fire Department Capt. Greg Delozier, according to FOX23

"You're around it all the time, but you don't expect it to happen to you," Delozier told FOX23. 

Officials say no one was injured in the blaze. Fire crews from Verdigris, Limestone and Catoosa responded.

 

“You’re around it all the time, but you don’t expect it to happen to you.” - Tulsa Fire Department Capt. Greg Delozier...

Posted by FOX23 Sara Whaley on Friday, May 15, 2020

Strong storms that swept through northeast Oklahoma on Friday caused damage throughout the region, according to the Tulsa World.

FOX23 reports that a woman standing outside a Best Buy in Tulsa was also struck by lightning and injured during the storms. 

The Tulsa Fire Department posted a safety message about lightning strikes on its Facebook page on Friday, advising people to seek shelter indoors when they hear thunder, stay away from windows and doors and avoid using corded electronic devices and plumbing during a lightning storm. 

 

FAST FACTS: Lightning may strike as far as 10 miles from any rain. Outdoor Safety • If you can hear thunder, you are...

Posted by Tulsa Fire Department on Friday, May 15, 2020

 

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