Hoover PD: Staples general manager struck by lightning

Hoover PD: Staples general manager struck by lightning

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The general manager of this Staples was helping a customer to her car when he was struck. Source: WBRC video The general manager of this Staples was helping a customer to her car when he was struck. Source: WBRC video
HOOVER, AL (WBRC) -

Hoover Police say that a man was struck by lightning Wednesday evening.

A manager of the Staples store on Highway 31 in Hoover was apparently holding an umbrella when the lightning struck.

Authorities say he is recovering Wednesday night from his injuries. Rusty Lowe with Hoover Fire and Rescue also tells FOX6 News that lightning struck five structures in Hoover Wednesday afternoon. Of those structures, one house caught fire but there were no injuries.

Reporter Vanessa Araiza is following this story and will have an update on FOX6 News at 9 and 10.

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