Lightning Strikes Home in Nyack

Firefighters responded to a call at 162 Main Street in Nyack Wednesday Wednesday evening. The bottom floor of the four story building is a bakery, the top three are residential, and according to tenants there was a massive lightning strike around 7:30 PM, which appeared to be the cause of a fire starting on the third floor. Police report that everyone made it out of the smoke filled building without injuries and by 8:30 the situation was under control. Workers from Orange and Rockland Utilities began work to restore power to a reported $3,300 homes that were out, most in the Haverstraw area. More storms are expected this afternoon and evening due to Hurricane Arthur traveling up the East Coast.

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