Seven Guilford fire fighters were hospitalized Wednesday afternoon after it was suspected they had been struck by lightning. The fire fighters were in the process of extinguishing a two alarm structure fire on East Mountain Road in Guilford, near the Massachusetts border.
A witness at the scene reported severe thunderstorms in the area at the time. Brattleboro Area Rescue and another ambulance service transported the firefighters to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital.
The Guilford Fire Department reports that one firefighter was hospitalized over night for observation. The others were evaluated and released. The Brattleboro hospital says none of the firefighters suffered serious injuries.