3 Boca Raton firefighters struck by lightning

Firefighters taken to Delray Medical Center

By Paradise Afshar - Digital Editor

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. - Three Boca Raton firefighters were taken to a hospital Tuesday after being struck by lightning while putting out a house fire on Yamato Road. 

The firefighters were rolling up a fire hose when they were struck. 

All three firefighters were taken to Delray Medical Center for treatment.

"When I heard the radio transmission, I got goosebumps," Boca Raton Fire Rescue Assistant Chief Michael Lasalle said.

The trio was expected to be OK. One of the firefighters, a 21-year veteran, was expected to remain in the hospital overnight for treatment. 

"We just want the public that lightning storms, they're nothing to fool around with," LaSalle said. "Seek shelter."

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