3 Fla. firefighters injured by lightning strike

The firefighters were responding to a backyard fire caused by a lightning strike when another strike occurred


The Associated Press

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Officials say a lightning strike injured three South Florida firefighters.

Boca Raton Fire Rescue Services Assistant Chief Michael LaSalle told The Palm Beach Post the firefighters were responding to a backyard fire sparked by lightning Tuesday afternoon when another strike occurred.

All three firefighters were knocked off their feet and one started having a seizure. Two others sustained minor injuries and were suffering hearing problems.

The firefighters were taken to a Delray Beach hospital for treatment. LaSalle says it appears they will all recover.

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