911 center hit by lightning in morning storm

GREENFIELD — The Hancock County Emergency Operations Center was struck bylightning Friday morning as a storm passed through Hancock County.

The building houses the county’s 911 dispatch center, though officials said no phone lines were affected, and all radios used to contact police and firefighter remained unaffected.

Officials believe the building was struck by lightning twice while the county was under a severe weather warning Friday around 9 a.m. Sparks and smoke were seen inside the 911 center immediately after it was struck, though fire crews found no damage to the building.

No one was hurt, officials said.

Caitlin VanOverberghe is a reporter at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. She can be reached at 317-477-3237 or cvanoverberghe@greenfieldreporter.com.