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Most lightning strikes and lightning fires occur in the summer. Know what to do to keep safe when it does strike!

If you can hear thunder, you are within striking distance of lightning. Take shelter immediately. If caught outside, stay away from tall objects such as trees, poles, wires and fences. Take shelter in a low lying area.

If indoors, stay away from electrical appliances and equipment, doors, windows, fireplaces, and anything else that will conduct electricity.

. If you are in a car during lightning, do not park under tall objects that could topple, and do not get out if there are downed power lines nearby.

. Remember, there is no safe place outdoors during a thunderstorm. Once in a safe location, remain there for 30 minutes after the last rumble of thunder is heard before resuming outdoor activities.

. For more information see Environment Canada Website.