Lightning Likely Cause of 3 Fires in the GTA
July 26, 2012, 12:50 pm
Last night’s thunderstorm brought with it some 29, 000 lightening strikes, which, more than interrupting sleep, is being held responisble for three fires, leading to some major damage.
As reported by 680 News, the fire broke out at a townhouse complex in Brampton last night was caused by a lightening strike, causing $1.2 million in damages, affecting 6 units and displacing 18 people. Thankfully, no one was hurt.
Additionally, lightning has been deemed the likely cause of a house fire in Vaughan and a banquet hall in Georgina. Again, no injuries were reported.
As these stories tell us, fires can strike at any time and while we do our best to lessen the probability of fires by upgrading old knob-and-tube wiring, for example, factors beyond our control, such as lightning, do occur; and while we can’t prevent them, we can always be prepared.
Ensuring your home and family are protected is all about practicing proper fire safety by installing smoke alarms on every floor of your home, and especially near bedrooms, and having fire extinguishers on hand, and easily accessible.
Tesla Fire Systems stocks a myriad of fire alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, fire extinguishers and exit and emergency limiting, among other fire protection products, to protect your home and business. To check out our fire products, click here.
We also provide install, repair and inspect fire systems in residential and commercial settings. To learn more about out services, click here.
Tesla Electric is also experienced in removing and replacing knob-and-tube wiring to ensure your home is safe. To learn more about knob-and-tube and what you need to do to protect yourself, click here.
Video: Toronto Lightning Storm
Watch the above video to see the awesome power of a lightning storm in Toronto. The footage was taken in Toronto, Ontario on August 24, 2011.