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Lightning sparks fire in Detroit Lakes home

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Lightning sparks fire in Detroit Lakes home
Detroit Lakes Minnesota 511 Washington Avenue 56501

A fire believed to have started when lightning struck the roof of a house in Detroit Lakes Sunday caused significant damage to the upper level of the house, authorities said.

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All four occupants of the house got out safely, and no injuries were reported.

The Detroit Lakes fire and police departments responded to the fire at 6:09 p.m. in the 200 block of East Grant Street.

Smoke was seen pouring out of the house. The fire was contained to the upper level, according a news release from police Sgt. Chad Glander.

The Red Cross provided assistance to the victims.

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