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A state fire marshal is investigating whether a fire at this home north of downtown Park Rapids was the victim of a lightning strike early Friday morning. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

House fire near downtown Park Rapids may have been caused by Friday storm

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A state fire marshal is investigating a house fire just north of downtown Park Rapids early Friday morning.

Neighbors told the Enterprise they heard a loud boom sound as if lightning had struck during an early morning storm. Firefighters were called to the home on Main Avenue and Monico Lane around 4:30 Friday.


Fire Chief Donn Hoffman said he wouldn't speculate on the cause. Two turrets on the roof and a third floor bedroom were damaged, he said.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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