Lightning sparked a shed fire in Shelton as storms swept through the western part of the state Wednesday night, and a neighbor also reported being shocked, according to the fire department.
Fire officials said a shed on High Ridge Road burst into flames after it was struck by lightning. While firefighters were on scene, they learned that a man living nearby may have been shocked while holding a metal railing on his garage.
The shed fire is under control, and the resident is alert and conscious, fire officials said.
EMTs responded to the scene and will take him to the hospital for an evaluation, according to the fire department.