Lightning suspected in house fire in western Minnesota

Lightning suspected in house fire in western Minnesota Photo: Carl Sauer/WDIO

Created: July 12, 2020 10:52 AM

OSAKIS, Minn. (AP) - Authorities suspect a lightning strike caused a minor house fire in western Minnesota.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office got a 911 call reporting smoke in the home in Osakis around 7 a.m. Sunday.

Everyone was able to get out of the house without injury.

Firefighters found smoke and a small fire coming from the crawlspace under the house.

Firefighters were able to put out the fire with little or no damage to the house, except for minor smoke damage.

A preliminary investigation indicates the fire was caused by a lightning strike.

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