As weather moved through Lawrence and surrounding counties on Friday, several fire departments responded to calls possibly related to the inclement weather.

At 9:48 am the Ravenden Volunteer Fire Department was called to a residence reportedly struck by lightning. According to reports the house was filling with smoke. Ravenden Responded with it’s Engine 1 and several firefighters to 136 Hwy 63 just across the county line in Sharp County. Ravenden was on scene until 11:23 am, no injuries were reported.

Hoxie Fire Department was called to the intersection of Lindsey and Randolph Street in Hoxie at 10:33 am after reports of a lightning strike in that area. According to Chief Chris Ditto of the Hoxie Fire Department a tree had been struck sending debris in all directions causing damage to a utility pole and street light in the area. Contact was made with the utility company and the damage reported, no injuries were reported in that incident either, Hoxie was clear of the scene shortly after.

At 11:30 am the Black Rock Fire Department was dispatched to 3452 Hwy 63 after the homeowner called the Lawrence County Dispatch reporting smoke coming from the outlets of the home. Black Rock Engine 5 responded to the home. No reports if the structure was stuck by a lightning strike but a strong line of storms was moving through the area at the time of the call.