Phillips County News - One Nation, Under God

By Mark Hebert

Lightning strikes


September 11, 2019

Barbara Heinlein

Malta resident and PCN Outdoor Columnist Parker Heinlein surveys the damage to a tree in his yard after a lightning strike last Wednesday morning.

Lightning strikes in Phillips County have caused their fair share of chaos over the past few weeks and strikes started a fire in Dodson and tore bark from a tree in Malta last Wednesday.

"I thought it hit the house," said Barbara Heinlein of Malta. "I've never heard anything that loud or that bright."

The early morning lightning strike that hit a tree on the Heinlein home - located near the Old Gym - tore bark from the tree and left PCN Outdoor Columnist Parker with a large strip of wood as a souvenir. The early morning blast also left at least one Malta City Councilman a little shook up....

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