UPDATED: JUNE 15, 2018 10am
Police and rescue vehicles had closed off the area near Wren Avenue and Cardinal street (400 Block of Wren Avenue) on Thursday, June 14th after lightning had struck a home causing a house fire. Fortunately, no one was hurt.
The afternoon thunderstorm also knocked down tree branches throughout the city. The City of Miami Springs reported a “down power line in the area of North Royal Poinciana and Apache.”
“FPL is working on a power outage that affects a large grid from Hialeah to Miami Springs. Traffic lights are out, therefore, please treat all intersections as a four way stop. Public Works is working on clearing roads of debris and all main roads are currently clear and open.” – The City of Miami Springs
FPL had reported over 1,000 customers without power in the area. The power was fully restored to most customers by the same day late in the evening.
Helicopters were spotted hovering over the 400 block of Wren Avenue as local media was covering the story.
Andrew Dymburt reported that lightning had struck a home in Miami Springs. See his commentary below:
BREAKING: Lightning strikes a home in Miami Springs. Neighbors described it “like a bomb going off.” No one hurt but the homeowner is on dialysis and can’t go back inside until it’s safe @wsvn pic.twitter.com/3JxZqtrvAM
— Andrew Dymburt (@DymburtNews) June 14, 2018
Oralia Ortega from CBS4 Miami reported lightning hitting a power line.
— Oralia Ortega (@oraliaortega) June 14, 2018