Lightning strikes Town Hall
July 26, 2006
Carbondale Town Hall sustained a direct lightning strike sometime between 2 and 3 p.m. Wednesday. “We got struck by lightning,” said Mayor Michael Hassig, whose office is nearby.Thunderstorms rolled through the Roaring Fork Valley on Tuesday and Wednesday, a little more than a week after lightning struck a group of hikers near Marble.Fire Chief Ron Leach said the building took a direct hit, but there was no structural damage and nobody was hurt. Firefighters came after the strike and quickly confirmed there was no damage. The lightning bolt knocked out the building’s Internet connection, however. “It was about that simple, man,” Leach said.