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VIDEO: Lightning strike hits close to police department in Apopka, Florida

Posted: 7:55 AM, Jun 28, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-28 18:38:20Z

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.