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Landscaper In Coma After Being Hit By Lightning In San Marcos

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A landscaper struck by lightning during a thunderstorm in San Marcos was hospitalized in critical condition today.

The man was struck around 2 p.m. Wednesday as he stood under a palm tree at a home on Camden Place, according to the San Marcos Fire Department.

He was taken to Palomar Medical Center in Escondido in critical condition.

His brother told a local news station the man was in a coma.

Thunderstorms broke out across San Diego County Wednesday, sparking some minor brush fires that were quickly contained, said Cal Fire Capt. Nick Schuler.

The National Weather Service is predicting a 20 percent chance of more showers and thunderstorms overnight in coastal, valley and mountain areas.

The unstable weather is the result of a slow-moving, low-pressure system that was moving rapidly toward the northeast, said Weather Service forecaster Stan Wasowski.

The conditions are "very typical for June gloom," he said.

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