Lightning being investigated as possible cause for Orange County apartment fire
Apartment fire Lightning is being investigated as a possible cause for a two-alarm apartment fire on Thursday evening. (wftv.com)ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Lightning is being investigated as a possible cause for a two-alarm apartment fire on Thursday evening. Orange County Fire Rescue arrived at Napoli Apartments on Goldenrod Road around 7:40 p.m. to find smoke and flames coming from the roof. Firefighters were able to “get a good knockdown on the flames,” OCFR said. Four units were affected by the fire: Two had fire damage, and two had water damage.wftv.com
Lightning in Central Florida: How to protect yourself
ORLANDO, Fla. — Florida is the lightning capital of the United States. Lightning comes with these thunderstorms, making Florida the lightning hotspot of the United States. Download our Free WFTV Weather app: GET LIGHTNING ALERTS RIGHT TO YOUR PHONELightning makes all thunderstorms potential killers. Even though lightning fatalities have decreased over the last decades, there were 26 fatalities caused by lightning in the United States in 2015; five of them in Florida. Stay away from doors and windows.wftv.com
Canadiens avoid sweep force Game 5, beat Lightning 3-2 in OT
Stanley Cup Hockey Montreal Canadiens right wing Josh Anderson (17) scores past Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) during the first period of Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup final in Montreal, Monday, July 5, 2021. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP) (Paul Chiasson)MONTREAL — (AP) — Josh Anderson jumped back into the play, and the Montreal Canadiens killed Tampa Bay's chance for a Stanley Cup sweep. Anderson scored his second goal 3:57 into overtime, and the Canadiens avoided elimination by defeating the defending champion Lightning 3-2 in Game 4 on Monday night. Carey Price stopped 32 shots for Montreal, and rookie defenseman Alexander Romanov also scored. Interim coach Dominique Ducharme’s lineup changes paid off as Romanov stepped up in just his third career playoff game.wftv.com
Virus concerns hit Dallas, Columbus as NHL season looms
The NHL said Friday that six Dallas Stars players and two staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 in a development that will push back the opener for the defending Western Conference champions by nearly a week. Dallas had been set to open the season Jan. 14 at Florida. The Dallas players and staff are self-isloating and the team’s training facilities were closed for the next several days amid contact tracing. The Canadian division cleared its final hurdle Friday when Manitoba announced it will allow the Winnipeg Jets to play home games during the pandemic. Players and team staff will be restricted to the hotel and rink when on the road, among other protocols.
Caught on camera: Trooper nearly struck by lightning
BRISTOW, Okla. A highway patrol trooper in Oklahoma was nearly in the wrong place at the wrong time. Video shared by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol shows a lightning bolt striking the ground just feet away from the trooper. The trooper was assisting a driver at the same time a strong line of storms moved in last Thursday. Video of the close call has been shared thousands of times on social media. The trooper and the driver he was helping were not hurt.