Lightning strike injures 3 South Florida firefighters

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — 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.


Information from: The Palm Beach (Fla.) Post,