By Becky Kiser
Today’s early morning thunderstorm brought welcome rain to the area, along with lots of lightning and noisy thunder.
The lightning started an oil tank battery fire six miles southwest of Bunker Hill Tuesday morning.
According to Russell County Emergency Manager Keith Haberer, crews from Russell County Rural Fire District Five and Russell-Grant Township responded to the fire at 7:34 a.m.
“A lightning strike hit the equipment causing a fire in one gun barrel. Fire crews were able to extinguish the blaze in about 45 minutes,” Haberer said.
No injuries were reported.