Publix store struck by lightning on Northside


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Publix grocery store at 1100 Dunn Ave. on the Northside was struck by lightning around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Jacksonville Fire Rescue Department.

JFRD said no one was hurt, and the strike did not spark a fire, but it did damage to the air conditioning system.

Publix said the store was briefly evacuated after the lightning strike while firefighters checked for damage, but it quickly reopened.