Video footage shows the tree bursting into flames and tumbling to the ground,

Video footage shows the tree bursting into flames
East Bridgewater Police closed down a portion of Central Street Thursday when the thundersnow and lightningsnow sent onto a power line and ignited.

Video footage shows the tree bursting into flames and tumbling to the ground, where it continued to burn.

As the "thundersnow" storm continued to pick up steam Thursday afternoon, East Bridgewater police and fire departments responded to calls at about 12:30 p.m. reporting the power line fire at 1709 Central St. in Bridgewater.

Witnesses speculated that the fire was caused by lightning from the unusual thunder snow storm.

According to Fire Chief Timothy Harhen, this didn't appear to be the case.


Source: The Enterprise