Lightning strike shuts down Hudson fire station


Lightning strike shuts down Hudson fire station
Hudson’s Fire Station 1 stands on Washington Street. (Photo/Laura Hayes)

HUDSON — Hudson Fire Department’s Station 1 sustained significant damage after being struck by lightning during a thunderstorm on Saturday afternoon, June 17, Chief Bryan Johannes said in a press release.

The lightning struck the Washington Street building at approximately 3:30 p.m.

The building sustained significant electrical damage, including damage to the fire alarm system, rendering the building uninhabitable. No injuries were reported. 

All crews will be responding out of Hudson Fire Department Headquarters, 296 Cox St., until further notice. 

The Hudson Fire Department is currently working with the town’s insurance provider to receive a full damage assessment.

There is no estimated date for operations to return to Station 1 at this time.

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