Nursing home evacuated following suspected lightning strike
JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Residents and staff fled a Jonesboro nursing home early Friday morning over fears a possible lightning strike would ignite a fire.
Jonesboro Dispatch reported the incident happened around 3:45 a.m. July 29 at the Ridgecrest Health and Rehabilitation Center, 5504 E. Johnson Ave.
Fire officials said the home’s staff heard a loud pop and evacuated everyone as a precaution.
No injuries were reported.
Firefighters found no evidence of a fire and said that all of the center’s electrical systems were working properly.
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