25 years ago

James Howard, Budgie Hendrix and Carlos Bucy were pictured inspecting a spot where a bolt of lightning struck a maple tree in Hendrix’s yard on Locust Street. The lightning then traveled 18 feet underground and severed a cast iron water pipe before knocking out a refrigerator and television set in the home. Bucy, his neighbor, said a ball of fire the size of a bowling ball hit the tree. 

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