UPDATE: House Fire Flares Up After Lightning Strike

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email
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Wausau fire crews say the duplex is heavily damaged. No one was home at the time the fire rekindled because residents were asked to stay somewhere else for the night. No one was hurt.

UPDATE: Aug. 22, 2013 6:13 a.m.

A fire at a house struck by lightning Wednesday has rekindled. New reports of a fire were called in after 5 a.m. Thursday. Crews have returned to the scene.

NewsChannel 7 and wsaw.com will bring you more information as it becomes available.

No one was hurt after a lightning strike is believed to have started a home on fire Wednesday night. Crews were called to a home on East Union Avenue - near Athletic Park on Wausau's Northeast side.

The Wausau Fire Battalion Chief, Mark Krueger, says the call came in just before 9 p.m. The fire reportedly started in the walls of the 2nd floor.

Chief Krueger say the damage to the home appears to be minimal. A family was home at the time, but the chief says they were all able to get out safely.

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