Storm rips through Edwardsburg

EDWARDSBURG, Mich. -- Storms finally rolled through Michigan and the Edwardsburg fire department had their hands full.

An enormous tree was hit by lightning on South Shore Drive. It fell in neighbor Kathleen Fleming’s yard and knocked out the street’s power.

“There was a bolt of lightning and then the power went out," said Fleming.

This huge tree knocked down Fleming’s power lines and fell in her yard, but she did not seem to mind.

“I have been praying for rain and when I heard thunder, I was so grateful," said Fleming.

Fleming called 9-1-1 and the Edwardsburg fire crew came to the rescue.

“I called 9-1-1 and they were here within minutes," said Fleming.

Fire Captain Vince Vargo said Fleming’s tree down was one of the many messes he and his guys were cleaning up.

“Right now, we have lines down in several spots throughout the county and there are trees down," said Edwardsburg Fire Captain Vince Vargo.

Currently, the fire captain and his crew are working three incidents, but the captain said he can’t help but be a little relieved the rain finally came.

“Yeah, we needed the rain, just not this much at one time," said Vargo.

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