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A lightning bolt strikes down during a storm with the One World Trade Center tower, left, as a backdrop, Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Jersey City, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Wheatfield Home Struck by Lightning



Wheatfield, NY (WBEN) Niagara County Sheriff's Deputies say a Wheatfield woman is lucky after lightning struck her home but missed her.

Deputies responded to 7066 Brian Lane around 1:30 Wednesday afternoon and found the homeowner visibly shaken.

Deputies say the lightning bolt entered the home through the living room ceiling causing a hole and scattering plaster around the living room. They say the woman was sitting on the living room couch at the time and believed she may have been struck.

After being evaluated by Tri-Community Paramedics, deputies say it appears that she was not struck and did not need further treatment. St. Johnsburg Fire responded and determined that a fire was not ignited by the strike.

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