Lightning strike sends 5 to the hospital

ST. FRANCOIS COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - Five people were shaken up after a nearby lightning strike in St. Francois County.

According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, two adults and three children were camping at St. Joe State Park near Park Hills on Saturday when lightning hit somewhere nearby.

They all complained of minor aches and pains and took a private vehicle to a Farmington hospital. They are believed to have recovered with little to no harm.

And, to the south, lightning strikes kept crews in Madison County busy on Sunday.

Firefighters worked to put out a brush fire on County Road 236 in the Marquand area.

Mother Nature helped out a bit as rainfall slowed the fire from spreading.

As crews fought this fire they took another call of lightning starting another fire in a different part of the county.

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