Wednesday night at 10pm on July 23, 2014 Newton Hook & Ladder was dispatched with Sandy Hook FD for a house struck by lightning on Elana Lane during a storm. Responding with Botsford FD and Hawleyville FD to cover for a possible structure fire Newtown Hook & Ladder went to the scene to assist. Working with Sandy Hook personnel, crews were assigned to check all floors. No extension or additional problems were found and Newtown Hook & Ladder returned to service approximately 35 minutes later.