Lightning strikes Essex home

Posted at 5:10 PM, Jul 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-29 07:24:49-04

A home was struck by lightning during a Thursday afternoon storm in Baltimore County.

Police said around 4 p.m. lightning struck a tree in the in the 200 block of Marlyn Avenue in Essex. The electricity traveled from the tree into a nearby house.

A resident of the home was taken to a nearby hospital as a precaution. Fire officials said the man was  not struck by lightning,