O'Fallon Duplex Catches Fire After Being Hit By Lightning
Residents were able to escape the duplex, which was gutted by a fire caused by lightning on Tuesday night.
Two firefighters were injured while battling a fire at a duplex in O'Fallon Tuesday night, KSDK reports.
Authorities told KMOV that firefighters were called to investigate a lightning strike on the Tournament Tee Lane around 8 p.m., and when they arrived, heavy smoke could be seen coming from a nearby duplex unit.
One firefighter was struck by falling debris and the second suffered from heat exhaustion, according to the KSDK report. Neither were life threatening injuries.
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