Grande Prairie Fire Department responded to Prairie Villa Insurance located on 116 Avenue and 100 Street in Grande Prairie for reports that 2 power lines were down and that there was report of smoke inside the building from a lightning strike.
Witnesses say that they saw lightning strike the building multiple times.
Power lines down included one that fell on multiple parked vehicles west of the building. One which included severe damage on the front passenger window to a Ford Focus SES and a Nissan Titan to which the power pole rested on the top of the vehicle.
No one was injured in the incident, Atco Electric has grounded power in the area to access, fix damaged lines and allow neighbouring vehicles to be moved.
More images can be found – Severe Storm Damages Multiple Vehicles and Power Lines