A video posted on Facebook by the National Weather Service (NWS) in Green Bay, Wisconsin, shows incredible moment lightning struck a tree and set it ablaze.
The clip shows a bolt of lightning striking a pine tree. In the incident that occurred on Thursday, shows the tree going up in flames before falling to the ground in several pieces.
The tree in question was located outside the Wautoma High School in Wisconsin.
Along with the clip, the NWS Facebook page carried the message, “You just never know when lightning will strike. Here is a video from Wautoma High School this morning of lightning destroying a Pine tree. So the NWS slogan, ‘When thunder roars go indoors’; please heed that advice next time you hear thunder.” The weather service thanked news channel WLUK-TV FOX 11 for the video.
As per a CNN report, the principal of the school, Jennifer Johnson, confirmed that no one was injured in the lightning strike and that there was no damage to the school. Sharing specifics, Jennifer explained that the incident occurred around 8.30 am, just when grade 9 and 10 students were getting ready to take a test. She added that the students were “distracted but excited” to witness what happened.
The clip, which soon gained popularity on social media, had users in awe. Reacting to the video, one user commented, “That is why it is never important to take shelter under trees during the rains.”