The Free Press, Mankato, MN

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May 8, 2014

Lightning strikes apartment building

MANKATO — Lightning struck the roof of an apartment building near Hiniker Pond during a thunderstorm Wednesday night. No one was injured and the strike did not start a fire.

Mankato firefighters responded to call at 9:36 p.m. to Park Place Townhomes and were on the scene at 241 Butterworth St. for about 40 minutes. Fire Cmdr. Don Lehne said crews checked the building for potential problems and found the lightning had knocked out circuit breakers.

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