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Lightning strike causes fire in Northwood on Sunday

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Officers responded to a house fire caused by lightning strike in Northwood, N.D., about 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

A lightning strike near the home at 216 North Adam Street traveled through the ground and hit the house’s circuit breaker or furnace, causing a fire to start, said Police Chief Stan Baker, of the Northwood Police Department.


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Charly Haley
Charly Haley covers city government for the Grand Forks Herald. As night reporter, she also has many general assignments. Haley is a graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead, and her hometown is Sartell, Minn.
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