MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Lightning is responsible for injuring a woman at a baseball tournament and starting a house fire in two separate incidents Saturday afternoon in Ham Lake, according to the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office.
Authorities received reports of lightning striking a 48-year-old woman at 2:45 p.m. at Lions Park at 155th Avenue and Central Avenue during the 2014 Blaine Classic Tournament.READ MORE: Next Weather Alert: First Round Of Severe Thunderstorms Rolls Through Minnesota
She was struck while on the ground as she walked away from crowds in the stands.READ MORE: What To Do When Severe Weather Strikes While Boating
She was transported to Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids. Her condition is unknown.MORE NEWS: Feds Investigating Hepatitis A Outbreak Linked To Organic Strawberries; Cases Reported In Minnesota
Crews were also at the scene of a house fire as a result of a lightning strike at 2304 145th Lane, which happened at about 3:30 p.m. The home is just over three miles southeast of Lions Park.