SAN ANTONIO -- Two boys remain hospitalized Friday morning after they were struck by lightning on San Antonio's northwest side.

An uncle told WFAA sister station KENS 5 the boys were playing in a backyard around 8 p.m. Thursday when they were struck. The incident happened in the 4700 block of Barons Ridge Drive.

A 8-year-old boy remained in critical condition Friday morning after he was struck in the chest.

The 10-year-old boy, who was struck at hip-level, was able to talk and was recovering 'nicely' according to the uncle.

San Antonio Fire Chief Charles Hood said one of the boys was not breathing when emergency officials initially took the call.

'In my seven years of being here, I can't remember a lightning strike, a multiple strike, or a strike involving a child,' Chief Hood said.

A nearby neighbor said the lightning strike was so loud that it made her jump out of her chair.

'The moms and the ladies were coming out of their houses and I went to my backyard and it was right there on my fence line,' Anna Diaz said.

There has been one lightning strike fatality in Texas this year.

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