Scattered Thunderstorms Leave Property Damaged Across Massachusetts

Georgetown, Massachusetts

Photo: WBZ NewsRadio/James Rojas

GEORGETOWN, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Scattered thunderstorms left homes and property damaged all across the Commonwealth on Tuesday.

One home on Lakeshore Drive in Georgetown appeared to have a giant "band-aid" on it's roof -- after suffering damage from being struck by lightning.

Melanie Killam, who lives a few houses down, said she heard the "boom" sound when the weather hit.

"It started to rain and I could hear bolts of thunder and lightning in the distance and all of a sudden it was like it was over you," she said. "And I heard this one loud crack and I said, 'oh my god I don’t want to look out the window' because it felt that close."

Killam said the homeowner was inside the house when it happened -- but was reportedly unaware that her attic was hit -- hearing the news from a neighbor.

"She had no clue that the house was on fire and I guess I wouldn't either," she said. "I think you should go outside and look, but yeah, it was just that quick."

No injuries were reported from the incident.

The home is among several properties across the state damaged by the weather -- including a home that was struck by a fallen tree in Haverhill, properties hit with crashing hail in Scituate, and a house that also caught fire from lightning in Webster.

WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas (@JamesRojasWBZ) reports:

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