Nursing home evacuated following suspected lightning strike

Published: Jul. 29, 2022 at 4:02 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 29, 2022 at 7:30 AM CDT
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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.

Ridgecrest Health and Rehabilitation Center evacuates due to possible lightning strike
Ridgecrest Health and Rehabilitation Center evacuates due to possible lightning strike(KAIT)

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