On August 8 lightning struck and burnt 100 tons of hay belonging to Bob and Anne Davidson off Sturgeon Point Road.
With the enormous help from neighbours, Ministry of Forest Fire Protection and Vanderhoof Fire Department the fire was contained and did not travel any further. Also without the help of the heavy hail and rain everything around or close to the hay would have been lost during the lightning storm.
“Hay burns and there is nothing you can do. It was a creepy feeling standing there watching the hay burn and having no control,” Anne Davidson said.
A huge thank you to everyone for all the help and equipment used and once again the community of Vanderhoof pulls together to help one another out.
There were reports of damage to vehicles, pavements awash and flowers trashed during the heavy downpour which lasted about half-hour.