FIRE IN THE SKY: Fireballs Seen Over Europe – Bright Meteorite Falls In Central Bulgaria And Fall Meteor Seen Over Cumbria, England!

March 16, 2015 – EUROPE – Here are two stories of fireballs seen over England and Bulgaria on the 16th of March, 2015.

Bright Meteorite Falls in Central Bulgaria

A meteorite has landed in the Sredna Gora mountain near the town of Sopot, in Central Bulgaria.

Locals reported seeing bright lights just before 19:00 EET (17:00 GMT) followed by rumbles and smoke, according to Novinite’s Bulgarian-language website.

Some witnesses claim the fireball looked “the size of a washing machine” while making its way downwards.

But Sopot Mayor Veselin Lichev told private national channel TV7 that “it was a small piece of a rock… It fell somewhere in Sredna Gora and we will not be able to find it.”

Lichev ruled out that it could set anything ablaze, since there have been no reports of a fire in the past 15 hours. – Novinite.

Falling meteor in Cumbria

Meteorite Tyrol March 2015

A major search was launched after distress flares, which turned out to be a meteor, were reported in Cumbria.

Concerned members of the public reported someone in trouble at about 9.20pm last night.

Maryport Coastguard Rescue Team was dispatched to the area, between Workington and the Isle of Whithorn, where members took up various observation points while Workington lifeboat was dispatched to carry out a search.

A spokesman for the coastguard said: “After a thorough search of the area and enquiries made – as well as receiving more reports from other parts of the country reporting lights in the sky – it was decided that the sighting was probably a meteor.

The team and lifeboat were stood down and, as the coastguard was leaving the area, the team was flagged down by a security guard from one of the local factories reporting a bright object moving across the sky.

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