Woman, 2 dogs struck and killed by lightning in Southern California
All outdoor activities are canceled in Pico Rivera
LOS ANGELES – A woman and her two dogs were killed Wednesday by an apparent lightning strike in Pico Rivera, California, according to the city manager.
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Video from SkyFOX showed a large police presence near Mines and Rimbank avenues.
Homicide detectives are on the scene to confirm that the lightning strike was the cause of death.
Due to this incident, the city is shutting down all outdoor activities, the city manager added.
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This comes after a summer storm continues to sweep through many parts of the region, bringing with it thunderstorms, gusty winds and an elevated fire danger.
"Doppler radar shows numerous thunderstorms are ongoing across Southern California on Wednesday," said FOX Weather meteorologist Brian Donegan. "Thousands of lightning strikes have been detected in the area since Tuesday night."
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The last lightning fatality in Southern California was in 2014, when a 20-year-old male was struck and killed.