[UPDATE 3:57 p.m.] Vegetation Fire Reportedly Visible From Hwy 36 Possibly Caused by Lightning

Screen capture from the Lightningmaps.com

Screen capture from the Lightningmaps.com at 3:30 p.m. that shows possible location of lightning strikes.

At approximately 3:23 p.m., Emergency Dispatch sent fire crews and equipment scrambling to the report of a lightning strike near Larabee Buttes south of Bridgeville. Reportedly two different parties witnessed a lightning strike followed by a column of white smoke.

A large wildland response team including a helicopter is being sent to the area. You can hear the dispatch below.

Please remember that information gathered from initial reports is subject to revision as more facts become available.

UPDATE 3:57 p.m.: This was not as reported and the team was canceled.



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