July 31, 2017 3:33 pm

Lightning strikes straight through hay bale in Manitoba Interlake

This picture was shared to Twitter after lightning shot through this hay bale.

Jordan Veale / Submitted

A lightning bolt ended up causing a fire during a thunderstorm Monday morning.

The bolt struck a hay bale in a farmer’s field at River Rock Ranch near Fisher Branch, Man.

Pictures taken by Jordan Veale show the charred remains of the bail and a 25 centimetre hole.

He tells Global News a neighbour had to put the fire out with a pail of water to stop it from spreading.

Hail was also spotted with the storm system.

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