SLINGERLANDS — A Slingerlands house on 632 Kenwood Ave. caught fire after it was struck by lightning on Monday, July 29 at around 8:30 p.m.
The Slingerlands, Delmar, Elsmere, Selkirk and North Bethlehem Fire Departments, the Bethlehem Police Department, Delmar-Bethlehem EMS and Albany County Paramedics arrived on the scene to discover the fire was still raging on. BPD’s Cause and Origin Team also came to determine the fire’s cause.
The house’s resident was not injured in the incident although one fire department personnel had to be treated for heat exhaustion and was transported to the Albany Medical Hospital for further evaluation.
Photos by Tom Heffernan Sr. / Special to Spotlight News