ASHLAND (CBS) – Lightning struck Massachusetts Senate President Karen Spilka’s Ashland home Wednesday night, but firefighters say things could have been much worse.
Underground wiring of an invisible dog fence at Spilka’s Rome Way home was hit around 10:30 p.m. The charge traveled into the house and blew the control panel for the fence. It also blew off the control module of a sprinkler system.READ MORE: Massachusetts To Provide Weekly At-Home COVID Tests For Students, Staff At Schools
Fortunately, no one was near the items that were impacted by the lightning strike at the time. Firefighters said if anyone had been, injuries could have resulted.READ MORE: Maura Murray's Family Says FBI Putting Out Nationwide Bulletin For Missing UMass Student
Spilka said everyone at the home was safe, including her dogs. There is, however, significant electrical damage left behind.
There was some smoke as a result, but no fire started.MORE NEWS: NFL Films Catches Emotional Moment Between Damien Harris, Ivan Fears During Patriots' Playoff Loss
“Never know what Mother Nature will do,” Spilka tweeted.