Columbia, SC-- Fifteen recruits are on their way back to Fort Jackson after lightning struck in close proximity Thursday.

About 200 soldiers were taking part in a training exercise on the northeast side of Fort Jackson when lightning struck a field around 4 p.m., according to Pat Jones, a public information officer at Fort Jackson.

The lightning reportedly struck about 50 meters from where the soldiers, who were reportedly standing under a safe structure.

Fifteen recruits were taken to Palmetto Health Richland for precautionary measures, but are now being transported back to the base with no injuries.