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Home near Boot Lake hit by lightning

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A Boot Lake area home burned to the ground early Sunday morning after apparently being struck by lightning during a ferocious thunderstorm.

Assistant Park Rapids Fire Chief Terry Long said firefighters were called to a home on County Road 46 around 2:30 a.m. when homeowner Steven Wiekamp came home to find his house in flames.

The home is likely a total loss, Long said.

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Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers Hubbard County, courts and breaking news.

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