Lightning Causes Lebanon Barn Fire

Posted at 5:36 PM, Jul 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-06 23:50:23-04

A lightning strike is believed to have sparked a barn fire in Wilson County.

It happened Friday as storms passed through the region.

According to Wilson County Emergency Management officials, witnesses saw a lightning strike in the area.

The barn on the 1700 block of Hartsville Pike northeast of Lebanon caught fire.

It was fully engulfed in flames when crews arrived and was a total loss. Five chickens were lost in the fire.

The barn also housed equipment like horse tack/saddles, lawn equipment and tools which the owner estimated at $60,000 that were also destroyed.