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Lightning destroys tree in Phinney Ridge early this morning

August 13th, 2014 · Comments

James tells us his neighbor’s tree was struck by lightning about 1:30 a.m. today, in the 100 block of North 60th Street in Phinney Ridge. He says the tree was more than 100 feet tall. It toppled onto several parked cars and knocked out a power line.

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A closeup of where the tree was struck.

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Thanks to James for the photos.

KIRO 7 has video here. KOMO 4 has aerial photos here. And Q13 has a few photos in a photo gallery with its weather story.

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