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Lightning strikes while firefighters tackle blaze

GUILFORD, Vt. (AP) -- Several firefighters were being checked for injuries after lightning struck nearby as they battled a blaze in Guilford.

According to a posting on the Guilford Volunteer Fire Department's Facebook page, firefighters from that company and others were working on a structure fire Wednesday afternoon when lightning hit "in close proximity."

There's no word on injuries. The Facebook posting says the firefighters were transported "to be checked out."

A woman who answered the phone at the fire station didn't have any information Wednesday evening.

Severe storms rolled through the Northeast and New England on Wednesday, spawning heavy rains and lightning.
   AP-WF-07-02-14 2229GMT
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