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Green Country Firefighter Loses Home to Lightning Strike

Posted at 2:36 PM, May 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-16 15:36:13-04

Rain and storms passing through Green Country caused some damage to homes in Muskogee County.

A Tulsa Firefighter was one of the victims, he lost his home in Claremore after a lightning strike caused a fire.

The community came together to show him that he's not alone and has a lot of support in these trying times.

Greg DeLozier has been a Tulsa Firefighter for twenty years.

Lightning struck DeLozier's house around 10:30 a.m. Friday morning.

He tells us, "I had just got off work, I had worked two 48 hour shifts in a row, and I was watching TV when I heard a "CRACK" and it was so loud"

After a few minutes, DeLozier realized that lightning had hit his house causing smoke to billow out of his kitchen.

Even after losing everything, he says he still feels blessed.

"Before I know it, I had 30 guys from Tulsa out here", DelLozier says.

Miike Bailey, a fellow Tulsa Firefighter, tells us, "I can promise you with out a doubt, DeLo would have been the first one there, he's just that kind of guy. It's our second family, the fire department, it didn't matter who it was, any of us would be out here"

"It makes you feel good for people to fo out of their way and want to help, I'll be fine" DeLozier says.

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