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Lightning strikes Langley City home

A bolt of lightening zaps through the sky during a massive thunder storm that swept through Langley Tuesday night - submitted
A bolt of lightening zaps through the sky during a massive thunder storm that swept through Langley Tuesday night
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A house near Al Anderson Pool was struck by lightning on Tuesday night, frying a computer, phone and TV as a spectacular storm ripped through Langley and the Lower Mainland.

Resuming again early Wednesday, the storm left dozens of residences without electricity.

B.C. Hydro reported that pockets of Langley Township still had no power on Wednesday morning. These included Clovermeadow Crescent, the 8000 block of Glover Road, the 23500 block of River Road, and an area of Brookswood centered around 202 Street and 28 Avenue.

Despite the ferocious storm, the Township fire department had a relatively quiet night, said spokesman Bruce Ferguson.

In Langley City, all the action seemed to come at once with crews responding to four calls in four minutes, said fire chief Rory Thompson.

Firefighters were called to the 5300 block of 207 Street after residents reported a lightning strike which set a fir tree on fire. By the time firefighters arrived, the flames were out. The strike sheared off the top half of the tree which was near a playground.

Thompson and Ferguson said that there were no injuries reported as a result of the storm.

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