Dozens Evacuated After Lightning Strikes Smoke Stack

Dozens of residents are being evacuated after lightning struck a smoke stack in Haverhill Sunday afternoon.

According to the Red Cross, crews are assisting residents at the Hamel Mill Lofts at 40 Locke Street.

They are being evacuated due to safety concerns. Officials believe that the smoke stack, which has a crack down the middle, may fall onto the apartment building.

The incident occurred late Sunday afternoon during one of the storms that blew through the area.

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