- Associated Press - Thursday, July 16, 2015

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - A Gillette-area lightning storm left two people with minor injuries when they were indirectly struck.

The Gillette News and Record reports (https://bit.ly/1M7Mpzk) two women were sitting in a metal pit check-in booth at Thunder Speedway when staff member Shaunda Bohl says a bolt of lightning probably struck a pole and sent electricity through one of their chairs.

The women were treated for minor injuries at the scene and taken to the hospital in what Bohl says was likely a precautionary measure.

Forecasts show rain, lightning and thunderstorms are likely to return Saturday.


Information from: The Gillette (Wyo.) News Record, https://www.gillettenewsrecord.com



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