Ptown fall, Lightning strikes in Sandwich

Man injured in fall at construction site

Ptown construction accidentPROVINCETOWN – A man reportedly suffered a head injury after falling about one story while working at a job site in Provincetown. The incident happened at this house being completely gutted and renovated on Bradford Street near Franklin Street around 10:30 AM. The unidentified man was taken to Cape Cod Hospital by ambulance. The incident remains under investigation by officials. Further details were not immediately available.

Lightning sparks house fire in Sandwich

SANDWICH – A strong thunderstorm caused several lightning strikes on the upper Cape. A bolt struck a house at 13 Buckingham Drive in Sandwich shortly after 2 AM causing a small fire in the attic. The occupant escaped the house and firefighters quickly knocked down the flames. Minutes later another bolt struck a home at 9 Jeannes Way in the Forestdale section of town. Reports say the hit caused a television set to explode. Fortunately there was no fire and no one was injured. Several other possible strikes kept Sandwich and Mashpee busy resetting alarms and checking buildings out.

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