Person struck by lightning in Viera, sheriff's office says


VIERA, Fla. – One person was taken to the hospital after being struck by lightning in Viera during a storm Friday, according to the Brevard County Sheriff's Office.

The victim was struck on Murrell Road in Viera around 5:25 p.m.

Brevard County Fire Rescue was at the scene. The victim's condition was unknown.

No further information was available.

Central Florida was experiencing a lashing of heavy rain and lightning Friday evening. At the same time the incident in Brevard County occurred one county over in Orange County fire crews were pointing out a house fire caused by a possible lightning strike.

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