SAUSALITO (KCBS)— A lightning bolt hit a tree and a home in Sausalito during a Monday afternoon thunderstorm. No one was hurt in the lightning strike reported around 12:30 p.m., but it did blow out the windows of Elizabeth Small’s home at 134 Spencer Avenue.
A roughly 60 to 80-foot tall coastal redwood tree behind her deck was struck. The force ripped the deck apart and shattered a sliding-glass door as well as a plate-glass window.READ MORE: New Facebook Whistleblower Says Executives Shrugged as Algorithm Stoked Hate, Misinformation
“Everyone around here said it sounded like an explosion or a bomb,” she said.
The force of the blast also blew out windows at 136 Spencer Ave. about 20 feet away, according to Southern Marin Fire Protection District Chief Jim Irving. Two people in that home were not injured.