Marshfield: Lightning fire destroys shed

Marshfield fire officials say an aggressive response kept a shed fire caused by lightning from spreading to a home Thursday afternoon.

Marshfield Deputy Fire Chief Bill Hocking says they got a call at around 1:45 p.m. Thursday for a fire at 38 Old Colony Lane. When they arrived they found a 24×14 foot shed fully engulfed in flames, located about six feet from the main house.

The occupants were at home at the time, and reported hearing a loud crash and seeing a flash; they went to the back of the house to find the shed on fire.

Firefighters used what they called “an aggressive fire attack”, and were able to keep the fire from spreading. The fire was knocked down in about 20 min, but crews remained on scene doing a large overhaul for about an hour.

The shed is a total loss; no injuries were reported.

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