Lightning strikes two residences in Quebec

A lot of smoke is coming out of the roof, according to witnesses. Forty firefighters are on the scene and the street is closed to traffic.

A second alarm was triggered for 129 rue des Amis in Beauport.

Photo: Radio-Canada / Sébastien Vachon

In addition, a dozen firefighters from the Fire Department of the City of Quebec (SPCIQ) also intervened at 16636 de la Grande Ligne, in the district of Notre-Dame-des-Laurentides, because lightning had also fallen on this residence, without however causing fire.

They performed a thermal analysis of the walls using cameras, detecting the presence of smoke.

No one was hurt.

Severe thunderstorm warning

Environment Canada issued a severe thunderstorm alert for the Portneuf, Valcartier and Stoneham sectors. It was then lifted around 5 p.m.

The arrival of the storm at Jacques-Cartier National Park Tuesday afternoon.

Photo: Courtesy: Guy D’Amours

In the late afternoon, major thunderstorms erupted in the greater Quebec City area. The heat of the day helped to make the air unstable.

A satellite map of the Capitale-Nationale and Chaudière-Appalaches region, red areas represent storm cells.

A satellite map of the Capitale-Nationale and Chaudière-Appalaches region on Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Photo: Radio-Canada

Witnesses reported hailstorms in Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier in the MRC de La Jacques-Cartier north of Quebec City.

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Thunderstorms are expected to end by 7 p.m.

With the collaboration of Marie-Audrey Houle


Lightning strikes residences Quebec

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