This is the terrifying moment a tree was set on fire after being hit by a lightning bolt, just three feet from where a family stood in their garden. Monica Capen, 47, was filming the storm outside her parents' home in Climax, North Carolina when a bolt caught a tree closer than she expected. A flash of orange and red suddenly bursts into shot as the lightning bolt hits the tree, setting it alight for a brief moment and burning the wood.