Long Beach Recreation Golf Course

LBFD Responds to Lightning Strike at Recreation Golf Course

lightning-strike-at-recreation-golf-course_crelt_1-th On Monday morning at approximately 8:54 am, Long Beach Fire Department (LBFD) Engine 4 responded to a call for a tree fire at Recreation Park Golf Course.’  Upon arrival they were directed to a large pine tree located between the 7th and 8th fairway.’  A golfer had reported smoke from a fire that had been smoldering in the branches approximately 30 feet up the 80-100 foot tree.’  It appeared that the tree had been struck by lightning.’  Firefighters from Engine 4 laddered the tree, cut down the affected branches and extinguished the fire.’ 

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