Lightning Sparks Fires in Conn., Power Knocked Out | NECN

Lightning Sparks Fires in Conn., Power Knocked Out

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    7 taken to hospital after lightning struck Lake of Isles golf course in North Stonington, Conn. (Published Friday, Jan. 17, 2014)

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A golf course manager in eastern Connecticut says several workers are being treated after lightning struck near a building they were in.

    Lake of Isles general manager Archie Cart says the course workers in North Stonington had sought shelter in an enclosed, grounded building during strong storms blamed for some fires and other damage across the state Monday morning. He says the workers are expected to be OK.
    Cart says he's trying to determine exactly how many people are being treated. He says two workers were knocked over by a nearby lightning strike on the way to a shelter.
    The storms are also blamed for more than 12,000 power outages in the state and delays of up to 30 minutes on the Metro-North railroad.
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