Lightning strike caused barn fire, horses evacuated safely, fire officials say

Staff Report

A lightning strike set a barn on fire while horses were inside Tuesday night in East Hopewell Township, fire officials said.

Fire officials were dispatched at about 6 p.m. Tuesday to the 13900 block of Glessick School Road near the intersection of Lentz and Bedrock roads, according to York County 911.

Crews were able to quickly put the fire out in an office area of the barn in 10 minutes and evacuated the remaining horses, according to a Facebook post from the Eureka Volunteer Fire Department.

No horses were injured.

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