A bolt of lightning struck a pine tree in the backyard of a home on W. Muskegon Street, near Grant Street, early Tuesday afternoon, sending shards of wood catapulting through the air and into the road in front of the home.
The sound of the strike was heard all over town.
It looked like the tree had exploded. There was debris all over the yard, on the garage, at the neighbor’s home and in the street. Police and DPW arrived within minutes to remove the tree from the roadway.