If customers get an extra charge out of their coffee at the Tim Hortons at 1405 Kensington Ave., they can thank Mother Nature for the extra ingredient – a lightning strike late Monday night.
Buffalo firefighters responded to a fire caused by lightning hitting the coffee shop’s air conditioning unit at 10:40 p.m. There was no damage to the interior of the shop but it filled with smoke, fire officials said.
Damage was estimated at $10,000. No injuries were reported.
An earlier lightning strike, reported at 10:14 p.m., caused an estimated $35,000 damage to a two-story home at 61 Wilkes Ave. One firefighter suffered minor injuries; the Red Cross was called to assist two adults.