Thursday storm produces fire call
Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:00pm admin
Thunderstorms which produced plenty of rain and lots of lightning passed over Big Lake in the early hours of Thursday morning but did amazingly little damage.
“We had one call about 7:15 a.m.” said Big Lake Fire Chief Paul Nemes. “It was to a house on January Street. The owner reported it was struck by lightning. There was no fire, just a little damage to some wiring and an odor. The person next door came out and reported the same thing.”
Chief Nemes said he was suprised that was all.
“It could have been a lot worse,” he said.
The number of calls for assistance was down in July but calls for help have increased in August, he said.
“We have already had nine more calls than we did in the whole of July,” he said
Tuesday the depertment was called out to help with a car fire.
“It turned out it was just an engine overheat,” Chief Nemes said. “Monday we were called to a personal injury accident and to a fire alarm. At least there hasn’t been anything too serious.”