Lightning strike causes transformer to explode in Visalia

VISALIA, Calif. -- As heavy rains reached southern portions of the Valley, the storm also brought lightning with it. Workers in Visalia captured th...

January 10, 2023
12:10 AM

VISALIA, Calif. -- As heavy rains reached southern portions of the Valley, the storm also brought lightning with it. Workers in Visalia captured the moment that a transformer was struck by lightning, leading to an explosion. Gilberto Raya captured a video of the explosion Thursday afternoon while at work at the CJ Hammer Pump & Machinery facility. "We were working, I heard it was pouring. So I decided to go outside and record it. When I was recording, out of nowhere I heard the lighting. I turned my phone & recorded it.