Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Indiana Library Has a "Lou Christie" Experience
Lightning strike causes fire at Greenfield library. (Indianapolis Star, 4/19/2011)
Excerpt: Hancock County Public Library administrators were gathering to discuss an earthquake-preparedness plan this afternoon at the Greenfield branch when a different kind of disaster struck — the building caught fire when a lightning bolt apparently struck the roof.
Firefighters were called to the library, 900 W. McKenzie Road, about noon today on reports that people were seeing and smelling smoke.
“We were having our leadership team meeting when we felt a big jolt and heard a big thud,” said Dianne Osborne, the library director. “We thought it was just thunder and lightning, but apparently lightning hit the roof over the local history room. People came to the board room door and told us they smelled smoke.”