A severe storm rolled through downtown Apopka resulting in a lightning strike near the police department parking lot.
APOPKA, Fla. - A Central Florida officer escaped injury this week after a bolt of lightning struck very near the police department parking lot.
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The Apopka Police Department said a severe storm hit the area Tuesday around 8:30 p.m., knocked out the power to the building and damaged multiple electrical transformers.
Surveillance video was rolling when lightning hit the area, causing a large flash.
A police canine officer was next to his vehicle at the time of the strike but retreated to his vehicle and was unharmed.
Firefighters responded to the police department because of a haze in the building after the lightning strike, but no damage or fire was located.
No was hurt and no emergency services were interrupted.