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PHOTOS: Lightning strikes tree in Northfield

  • Eric Oakes works with Northfield firefighters to extinguish a tree that caught fire on Birnam Road after lightning struck an adjacent tree during a storm Tuesday afternoon, May 15, 2018. Recorder Staff/Dan Little

  • Northfield firefighter Eric Oakes uses a chainsaw to fell a tree that caught fire on Birnam Road after lightning struck an adjacent tree during a storm Tuesday afternoon, May 15, 2018. Recorder Staff/Dan Little

  • A tree smolders before being felled and extinguished by Northfield firefighters on Birnam Road after lightning struck an adjacent tree during a storm Tuesday afternoon, May 15, 2018. Recorder Staff/Dan Little

  • A tree smolders before being felled and extinguished by Northfield firefighters on Birnam Road after lightning struck an adjacent tree during a storm Tuesday afternoon, May 15, 2018. Recorder Staff/Dan Little

  • Northfield firefighters work to extinguish a tree that caught fire on Birnam Road after lightning struck an adjacent tree during a storm Tuesday afternoon, May 15, 2018. Recorder Staff/Dan Little

  • Northfield firefighter Lieutenant Rob Hunter works to extinguish a tree that caught fire on Birnam Road after lightning struck an adjacent tree during a storm Tuesday afternoon, May 15, 2018. Recorder Staff/Dan Little

  • A tree on Birnam Road in Northfield that was struck by lightning during a storm Tuesday afternoon, May 15, 2018. Recorder Staff/Dan Little

  • A tree smolders before being felled and extinguished by Northfield firefighters on Birnam Road after lightning struck an adjacent tree during a storm Tuesday afternoon, May 15, 2018. Recorder Staff/Dan Little

  • Northfield firefighter Eric Oakes uses a chainsaw to fell a tree that caught fire on Birnam Road after lightning struck an adjacent tree during a storm Tuesday afternoon, May 15, 2018. Recorder Staff/Dan Little

  • Northfield firefighters Lieutenant Mike Quinn, left, and Lieutenant Rob Hunter work to extinguish a tree that caught fire on Birnam Road after lightning struck an adjacent tree during a storm Tuesday afternoon, May 15, 2018. Recorder Staff/Dan Little

  • Northfield firefighter Lieutenant Mike Quinn walks through the woods to a tree that caught fire on Birnam Road after lightning struck an adjacent tree during a storm Tuesday afternoon, May 15, 2018. Recorder Staff/Dan Little

  • Northfield firefighter Alec Milton works to extinguish a tree that caught fire on Birnam Road after lightning struck an adjacent tree during a storm Tuesday afternoon, May 15, 2018. Recorder Staff/Dan Little



Wednesday, May 16, 2018

NORTHFIELD — A tree caught fire on Birnam Road after a lightning strike Tuesday afternoon.