Winters, TX Lightning Strike, Aug 1949

Lightning Hits Winters Store

WINTERS, Aug. 15, (RNS)--A bolt of lightning struck the corner of Kendrick Motor Co. here this morning, scattering concrete across the street and causing minor damage to adjoining buildings.

Falling concrete wrecked the awning of Bill Moore's Plumbing and Sheet Metal Works. The Cecil Mayfield Mattress Factory, located on the other side of the motor company, caught fire when the meter burned out.

Walter Green and John G. Key, Jr., happened to be riding by the building and detected and put out the fire.

No one was injured.

Abilene Reporter News, Abilene, TX 15 Aug 1949