Lightning Might Have Caused East Windsor Shed Fire

The old tobacco shed was converted to storage space.

An old tobacco shed that was converted into a storage space burned to the ground early Sunday morning in East Windsor.

According to Assistant Fire Chief Jerry Bancroft, the storage shed on Barber Hill Road was likely struck by lightning Friday night, just before midnight.

“We heard a very large crack of lightning or thunder and when we looked out the window you could see the glare of orange in the sky," said neighbor Jill Langevin

The shed contained roughly 25 farm-type tractors that the homeowner was restoring. All the contents of the shed were lost in the fire.

There were approximately 40 firefighters on scene from East Windsor, South Windsor, Ellington and Broadbrook.

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