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 (http://goo.gl/9Taa2e) 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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Information from: The Palm Beach (Fla.) Post, http://www.pbpost.com