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FIRST ON 3: Seven people sent to hospital after Christmas light shock


BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) -- Seven people have been taken to the hospital after Christmas decorating turned dangerous.

Scott Garner with Brunswick County Emergency Services says the people were making a Christmas tree out of lights in front of US Wick and Drain on US 74/76 west of Leland when one of the lines of lights hit the 115,000-volt main power transmission line along the highway.

Garner says one person is in serious condition. The other six suffered minor injuries. The victims range in age from 13 to 53.

We have a crew on the way to the scene. Stay with WWAY NewsChannel 3 for more on this developing story.

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Xmas lights

How tragic for the families, but you can't fix stupid !

Guess they have figured it

Guess they have figured it out by now, but look up when working under power lines.