Lightning strikes, injuring firefighters in Boca Raton

Lightning strikes, injuring firefighters in Boca Raton

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Three firefighters were injured by a lightning strike Tuesday afternoon after responding to the scene of a backyard fire.

According to the fire department, the men were standing underneath the eave of the home while extinguishing a fire. When they stepped out from the eave to retrieve the hose, lightning struck nearby, injuring the firefighters.


Officials with Boca Raton Fire Rescue say two firefighters experienced minor injuries and one was transported to Delray Medical Center after experiencing a seizure. There is no word on his condition.

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