OAKMONT (KDKA) — An apartment building in Oakmont was struck by lightning Tuesday afternoon.
It happened around 3 p.m. on Washington Avenue near Seventh Street.
About two or three people were in their apartments at the time.
The strike created a small hole in the roof of one unit.
The resident was home at the time. He says he felt the jolt, smelled smoke and called 911.
“I was working. I was on a client call, and in the middle of the call, I felt a really loud bang, saw a big white flash and got a little startled. All the power went out. [I] didn’t really know what to do, but then I started to smell smoke so I called 911,” the man said.
No one was hurt.
Power was shut off to the building while crews checked for any electrical extension damage.
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