Metro area fire officials said Tuesday a handful of Twin Cities homes have been struck by lightning in the past couple of weeks. One Maple Grove man helped his neighbors escape after lightning struck Monday night in the 9300 block of Magnolia Lane North.
Crews are on the scene of a large fire north of the Twin Cities late Thursday morning that is affecting two homes, and there are no immediate reports of injuries. Fire officials were called to the 22000 block of Zion Parkway late Thursday morning and by the time crews arrived, the blaze had spread to a structure to the north.
Authorities said nobody was hurt but a Burnsville home was destroyed by a fire early Sunday morning. Crews were called to the 13000 block of Country Place in Burnsville at about 4:40 a.m. on a report of a fire.
Lightning is responsible for injuring a woman and starting a house fire in two separate incidents Saturday afternoon in Ham Lake, according to the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities received reports of lightning striking a woman at 2:45 p.m. at Lions Park at 155th Avenue and Central Avenue.
A family is picking up the pieces after their home caught fire early Saturday morning. The Chaska Fire Department received report of a fire just after midnight on the 2900 block of Hilltop Drive.
Authorities said nobody was hurt after a home caught fire in Edina early Thursday. Crews were called to the 6400 block of West Short Drive on a report of a fire. Smoke could be seen from the area of Highways 62 and 100.
Authorities said two people were taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation after a house fire in the west Twin Cities metro early Wednesday morning. Crews were called to an eight-plex on the 14000 block Bedford Drive at about 2:20 a.m. in Eden Prairie on a report of a fire.
A lone occupant was able to escape out of a window from a Sunday morning house fire in St. Paul. Unfortunately, five dogs in the home died in the blaze.
An early morning fire in Lakeland, Minn. has left one person dead. Crews were called to the 1200 block of Rivercrest Road just before 2 a.m., according to the Washington County Sheriff’s office.
A cat and a dog managed to get out of an otherwise unoccupied house that caught fire in the west metro Wednesday morning, officials say.
Authorities said no people are pets were injured but a home was destroyed by fire Monday morning in the west Twin Cities metro. Crews responded to the 10000 block of Riverview Road in Eden Prairie at about 3:45 a.m. on a report of a fire.
As many as six people are displaced Monday morning after a house fire in north Minneapolis. Crews were called to the 3900 block of Emerson Avenue North just after midnight on a report of a fire in a bedroom.
Authorities are on the scene of a large fire in Minneapolis Tuesday morning that has left a residence badly damaged. Crews were called to the area of 34th Street and Penn Avenue North just before 10 a.m. on a report of a h home engulfed in flames.
A family in the south metro will have to find a new place to stay after a fire burned their home early Saturday morning. The fire happened just after one this morning on the 100 block of Lyndale Avenue, according to the Bloomington Fire Department. Firefighters put the flames out quickly, and crews say the family made it out of the home safely.
A woman was brought to a hospital Monday night after escaping a house fire in the west metro.