While cleaning out my Mom's house, getting her ready to move into a smaller house, we found an old newspaper clipping from June, 2001.That's one of those calls that you remember the rest of your life. A nasty thunderstorm just went through the city. The area I was in at the time is the highest point of the city, so lightning really likes it. The entire side of the city was out making countless lightning strike calls that turned out to be nothing. Our dispatch office was struck and everything was down. Even the emergency generator couldn't get power to it. They were using hand radios to dispatch. They didn't know who was where in our area. They radio'd the first due engine company who promptly went. The rest of us, listening, dispatched ourselves and we were able to get a full first alarm response. We took care of the fire, then checking for hotspots. That's when the picture was taken. Very shortly after, there was lightning close. I looked down and was waved off the roof. Only when I got down, I found out that the tree that is just out of the picture was hit by the lightning.