My husband and I were about to watch the 10pm news when we heard a loud boom at that very moment the whole house lit up and the smoke detector went off. We found the large oak tree in the back yard had been hit knocking large chunks of bark all over the back yard. It also burned up the phone line jack on the outside of the house. We are extremely fortunate that we had no other damage. Praise the Lord for hedging about us - it could have been a lot worse.