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Pelham Icon Stands Strong After Lightning Strike

July 18, 2019

By: William Rowling

A major landmark in Pelham is standing strong after being struck by lightning.

The Comfort Maple, Canada's oldest sugar maple tree, was struck by lightning Tuesday afternoon.

Fire Chief Bob Lymburner says the Pelham Fire Department was alerted of the strike around 5:00 P.M.

The Fire Department put out a small fire at the base of the tree.

Lymburner says there was minimal damage.

He says he can't say how many times a year the tree gets struck by lightning but it's a fairly regular occurrence.