RAMONA, Calif. — Lightning struck a pine tree Tuesday night in Ramona, knocking it into a home and causing a nearby palm tree to burst into flames.
It happened shortly after 6 p.m. in the 18000 block of Ramona View Drive, near state Route 78, according to Cal Fire San Diego.
San Diego Gas & Electric officials told FOX 5 the lightning likely prompted a power outage that left 1,260 customers without power in Ramona and Iron Mountain communities.
Power was estimated to be restored by 10:30 p.m. Check for updates on the utility’s outage map.
“We’re very upset.” – A lightning strike forces a tree into a family’s home in #Ramona & causes another nearby palm tree to burst into flames. 1,500+ customers were also left without power. This isn’t the only lightning strike to hit the area. More on #FOX5SanDiego @ 10/11pm. pic.twitter.com/Df3Wdp6OZ9
— Liberty Zabala FOX 5 (@Liberty_Zabala) November 20, 2019