DERBY — Fred’s Plumbing and Heating in Derby had its offices struck by lightning during the thunderstorms Wednesday afternoon, causing the building to go up in flames.
There was a tower on the building that fell during the blaze, which almost hit a Newport City firetruck.
Fire crews from the surrounding areas, including Stanstead, Quebec, were called onto the scene.
These images from the fire were sent in by Margarita Brown:
The following image was taken by Becky Deyo:
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