Two children are in the hospital after neighbors said they were struck by lightning Friday afternoon. It happened at a home on Via Salerno Court in Merritt Island.
The two children, who were 12 and 14 years old, were transported to different hospitals, according to county officials.
Witnesses told Channel 9 the bolt of lighting hit a tree two girls were standing under and the tree caught fire. One of the girls recovered while another, who was wearing metal braces, turned blue and had severe burning around her mouth.