In West St. Paul, a house burnt out as a result of a lightning strike

In West St. Paul, a house burnt out as a result of a lightning strike

About 10 pm on Wednesday, lightning hit the house, located in West St. Paul rural municipality and set it on fire.

The owner of the house Louise Evaschesen at that moment watched the TV and heard the roar outside the house, but did not give it much importance. After the TV turned off she decided to go to sleep.

Before the woman could get into bed, the phone rang. It was her neighbor calling to warn that the garage of the house was flaming. The first thing Louise wanted to do was to get the car out of the garage, but she could not open the gate because the power was turned off.

Seeing that the flame flared up more and more, the woman called 911. Firefighters quickly arrived at the scene. Louise thanked them for doing everything possible. More than four hours they extinguished the fire, but unfortunately there were only ashes from the house.

Fortunately, nobody suffered during this incident. Louise was alone at home and managed to quickly run out, and there were no animals in the house either.

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