Lightning Suspected in House Fire in Western Minnesota
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.