Lightning Strikes Tree Outside Sacramento Fire Station

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A quick storm that ripped through Sacramento Wednesday left quite a mess in its path.

"There was thunder, lightning and a little wind and once the storm moved out of the Pocket towards us we were getting straight downpour," said Sacramento resident Brittany Hamstreet.

Flooding on Alpine Avenue didn't stop drivers from pushing through, but neighbors say when A Parkway was under water earlier in the evening cars had more trouble getting down the street.

Jaye Jones who lives on A Parkway said, "There was a lot of cars that needed to go straight through this middle right here they couldn't go through there was a guy that spun out here into our driveway."

A Parkway cleared up but an area still sprinkled with remains of Wednesday's storm is Sacramento Fire Department Station 7. A tree exploded after a bolt of lightning went through it.

"I don't think I've ever been this close to a lightning strike it was very awakening," said Captain Matt Anderson.

The department said they're not sure what's going to happen with the tree. They said it will be up to the city to decided whether or not to cut it down.


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