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Firefighters stream water at the burning roof of the Ryan and Christine Nielsen home shortly after arriving there Monday morning.Photo by Randy Hanson

Update: Monday morning fire caused by lightning strike

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A lightning strike Monday morning set fire to a town of Hudson house, resulting in major damage to the home.

A thunderstorm was passing through the area when Christine Nielsen heard the bang and saw cupboard doors of the home shake open, according to a Hudson Fire Department report.


Nielsen is said to have left the house and called 911 after smelling smoke.

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Randy Hanson
Randy Hanson has reported for the Star-Observer since 1997. He came to Hudson after 11 years with the Inter-County Leader at Frederic, and eight years of teaching social studies. He’s a graduate of UW-Eau Claire.
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