Meteorite Strike in Strasburg Virginia

At approximately 10:30pm last night a fireball was seen in the in the vicinity of Strasburg, VA a small but troubled community in the Shenandoah Valley. The fireball lit up the sky as far away as neighboring Kernstown, VA resulting in a number of calls to authorities. The strike happened at a now defunct Paintball range which ignited a number of structures on the property.

Strasburg and Shenandoah County fire teams arrived on-site just before 11pm and worked to contain the blaze until just before 1am this morning.

Investigators from James Madison University departments of Astrophysics and Geology have begun to survey are the area to more definitively define the incident. An expert described the event as a type IIIb Fireball which is commonly caused by comets.


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