Lightning strike triggers kitchen explosion inside New Jersey home

GLEN ROCK, New Jersey (WABC) -- Authorities say a lightning strike triggered an explosion inside the kitchen of a home in New Jersey.

Police say a tree in the backyard of the home in Glen Rock was struck by lightning during Wednesday night's storms.

They say the current traveled through the overhead electrical wires and blew off a surveillance camera. It then shattered a kitchen window and blew an electrical socket inside the house.

The homeowners were on vacation.

The family's dog was frightened by the chaos.

ALSO READ | 7 people hospitalized after lightning strike in the Bronx
EMBED More News Videos

Video from the scene shows the aftermath after several people were injured during a lightning strike.

* Get Eyewitness News Delivered
* More New Jersey news
* Send us a news tip
* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts
* Follow us on YouTube

Submit a News Tip
Copyright © 2022 WABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.