Possible lightning strike clears Pa. neighborhood

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Residents of a southcentral Pennsylvania neighborhood have been evacuated as a precaution after emergency officials got word that a fuel tank might have been hit by lightning.

Cumberland County dispatch center coordinator Michelle Parsons says firefighters were sent to the scene in Hampden Township as a violent thunderstorm came through the area Friday afternoon.

She tells The Patriot-News of Harrisburg (http://bit.ly/1dKIEuW ) that the firefighters saw smoke as they approached and hosing down the scene.

A high school has been opened as an evacuation center for those who need it.


Information from: The Patriot-News, http://www.pennlive.com/patriotnews

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