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Gilbert barn destroyed in midst of storms

Jul 14, 2011 10:05:00 AM - thestate.com
Lightning lit up the skies over the Midlands on Wednesday – and the ground in at least one case in which a barn was destroyed.

Lexington County Fire Service crews were called to 344 Peach Tree Ext., Gilbert, during the storm when lightning struck a storage barn on the property, the fire service said.

The lighning ignited the 30-foot by 30-foot building, which was completely destroyed. One firefighter suffered a minor injury and was taken to an urgent care facility, the fire service said.

No animals were housed in the building.

Other calls to the fire service related to the storms included:

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