A bolt of lighting struck the aluminum roofing that covered Camden’s city shop off Hwy 225 Wednesday afternoon, causing a massive fire.
Volunteer firemen and Camden city police were called at approximately 3:45 p.m.
They arrived quickly, but unfortunately, the entire building was engulfed in flames by the time they got there, along with everything inside.
At least 2 large lawnmowers, 2 city trucks, and 1 employee’s truck were lost in the fire.
Employee’s had just left the shop for the day when the lightning struck. Nobody was injured.
The shop belonged to the City of Camden. Interim EMA director Melissa Dove says that everything was insured.