This in from the ESA:
7:00am Wednesday 11 August 2010 – Update on lightening strike The ACT Fire Brigade advise the damage bill as a result of last night’s lightening strike on a home in Isabella Plains is estimated at around $20,000.
21:30 Tuesday 10 August 2010 – Lightening strikes Tuggeranong house ACT Fire Brigade has evacuated four homes in Cromwell Circuit Isabella Plains after a lighting strike ruptured a gas main.
The lightning apparently struck the top of a house in the street and ruptured a gas main on the property next door.
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Firefighters have cleared the area and are waiting for gas contractors to repair the damaged main and restore supply.
No injuries have been reported.