As many as five homes had to be evacuated Thursday afternoon after at least one lightning strike caused a fire and a gas leak, authorities said.
Officials say severe weather is likely to blame for starting two homes on fire in Apple Valley late Sunday night.
Two Twin Cities families had their homes struck by lightning Saturday. The Ruffin family of New Hope heard a loud boom during Saturday morning’s storm, but didn’t realize the noise was that of a lightning strike on their roof.
Saturday storms have left fires in their wake. WCCO has gotten multiple reports of homes set on fire due due to lightning strikes, such as the house at 7009 90th Ave. N in Brooklyn Park, where reporter Lindsey Seavert took the attached photo.
We’ve all been through it before: you see the lightning bolt, and, seconds later, you hear the boom.
Lightning is likely to blame for a house fire early Sunday morning in White Bear Lake.
Fire crews are looking into what caused a huge fire in Minneapolis overnight. Around 2 a.m. Sunday morning, lightning hit a power line, near 8th Street Southeast and 7th Avenue in Dinkytown.
Lightning struck two separate Oakdale homes on Saturday, sparking fires in both.
Niklas Backstrom rebounded from a rough game and an early exit with 32 saves, and the Minnesota Wild stopped a two-game losing streak with a 3-1 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday night.
Lightning has sparked a wildfire in Voyageurs National Park in northern Minnesota.
Firefighters think lightning from last week sparked a fire that broke out nearly a week later at a warehouse in Roseville.
Six employees of a Waite Park company are under observation after a lightning strike near their workplace.
Authorities said lightning is to blame for a house fire that started in Brooklyn Park Friday morning.
Sunday night’s storms are responsible for a handful of fires.
Dwayne Roloson stopped 29 shots against his old team and the Tampa Bay Lightning won their fourth straight, beating the Minnesota Wild 3-1 on Saturday.
A fast-moving fire destroyed a home in Scandia overnight as intense storms were moving through the area.