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6 firefighters struck by lightning

Posted June 28, 2008

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— Firefighters mopping up a forest fire in Caldwell County on Saturday were struck by lightning, WBTV, a CBS affiliate in Charlotte, reports.

The six firefighters were members of the North Carolina Forest Service and a Bridge Crew, made up of non-violent offenders. They were mopping up off of Buffalo Cove Road when a storm hit causing lightning.

Patients were transported to Caldwell Memorial Hospital.

No information was available about the patients or their conditions.

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