Lightning; everyone knows it as something that you thought was awesome, or it absolutely terrified you as a child. Lightning is defined as a massive electrostatic discharge between the electrically charged regions within clouds or between a cloud and the surface of something. When there is lightning, there is always a chance for fire.
Every year, lightning causes about 25,000 fires ranging from forest fires to house fires. Did you know that the amount of damage resulting from that many fires amounts to about 405 million dollars? Only about a fifth of those fires are house fires. Not so intimidating right? Not all lightning strikes have the potential to start a fire though. Some flashes contain something known as a continuing current. In a continuing current, the charge flows continuously over the surface which causes the object to heat up and quite possibly starting a fire.
Here are some fun facts about lightning:
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