After lightning strike, Hudson fire station reopens


After lightning strike, Hudson fire station reopens
Hudson’s Fire Station 1 stands on Washington Street. (Photo/Laura Hayes)

HUDSON — Hudson Fire Department’s Station 1 has reopened after it was struck by lightning, the department said in a press release June 22.

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. 

The crews responded out of Hudson Fire Department Headquarters. Johannes later said that after discussing it with the town’s insurance provider, Station 1 would be staffed during the day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., as of June 22. 

According to a press release, between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m., a fire watch would be staffed to occupy the building overnight.

“This will be assessed daily to determine effectiveness,” the release said.

The department is working with the insurance provider on building repairs.

When operations shift to the headquarters, there will be a sign both outside the building and on the entrance door. Anyone with questions should contact Johannes’ office at 978-562-5565.

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