Newport Firefighters are enroute to a couple of lightning strikes on the Bayfront. One is at 882 SE Crescent Place. Possibly two structures hit. Knocked out the power to one home whose interior now smells like smoke. Another business down on Bay Blvd reportedly has smoke in an elevator shaft. Possible lightning strike.
Elevator checks out okay.
Newport Fire and the PUD are checking neighborhoods. A number of houses lost power. Still dark. One business down on the Bayfront may have had a lot of office equipment fried by the lightning strike.