It was a brief but violent thunderstorm this morning about Kruishoutem pulled. The Fockaertshof, a recently built residential area, lightning struck in the house of Fredrik Viaene and Barbara Ghysens. “We heard first a sharp bang. Shortly thereafter, we heard the smoke alarm. In the hallway there was fairly quickly thick smoke. Put yourself out there was not more. We have called the fire brigade and are to the outside run,” says Frederick.
The fire originated in the attic. The team of the fire station Kruishoutem had the fire quickly under control, and could prevent other rooms in the house damage occurred. The lightning would prove to be through the ventilation system.