RAYMOND — A home at 117 Mountain Road was hit by lightning during a wild thunderstorm Wednesday night.

Assistant Fire Chief Bruce Tupper said the homeowner, whose name was unavailable, was inside the structure when a bolt of lightning hit a tree about 75 feet away.

The lightning split a boulder near the tree before travelling underground through the property owner’s septic system. The electrical charge then dislodged a corner of the house foundation before travelling through the basement and hitting a well on the other side of the house.

The homeowner was not hurt, but Tupper said the kitchen microwave was hot and cabinet doors were steaming.

“It was an incredible spider effect that this had,” Tupper said. “He (the homeowner) was very lucky.”
The lightning strike was reported at 5:09 p.m.