Disbelief – Lightning strike ignites tree

A motorist took a photo of the burning tree while travelling on Jim Fouché Drive. Photo: Facebook.

Like Moses when God appeared to him in the burning bush, residents of Weltevreden Park were left shocked after witnessing a tree being razed after a lightning strike during the storm on the evening of 5 March.

Motorists who drove past the tree on Jim Fouché Drive took photos and videos of the burning tree and shared them on different social media pages to create awareness.

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It believed that electrical cables connecting to nearby properties were damaged; however, no injuries were reported. Anyone with more information or who witnessed the burning tree can share their stories in our comment section.

Lightning struck the tree about 5min ago (18:42) fire is spreading – Allen's Nek, Jim Fouche road. next to the Sasol Garage

Posted by Moniqua Jvv-Gounden on Monday, 5 March 2018

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