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Lightning strikes homes in Dover, Newton

Posted by Ralph Ranalli August 8, 2007 09:15 AM

DOVER/NEWTON

Lightning from Tuesday's thunderstorms struck homes in Dover and Newton, but residents reported only minor injuries and minimal damage.

A homeowner in Dover was shocked after he realized that lightning had struck his new home on Hawthorne Street, WHDH TV/Channel 7 reported on its web site.

"There was a very loud noise and a very bright flash," Bill Foster, homeowner, told the station.

In Newton, lightning came through the wiring of a home on Hager Street. A pregnant mother, who was sitting at her computer at the time of the incident, got an electrical shock.

Because of the pregnancy, she was checked out at the hospital as a precaution. She and he baby-to-be are expected to be OK, authorities said.

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