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Lightning strikes cause 2 house fires in Daggett

Damage from a house fire on Florence Street in Daggett, May 20, 2022.
Damage from a house fire on Florence Street in Daggett, May 20, 2022.(WLUC)
Published: May. 20, 2022 at 4:24 PM EDT
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DAGGETT, Mich. (WLUC) - No injuries were reported Friday afternoon after two houses caught fire in Daggett.

Firefighters at the scene said lightning strikes caused the fires around 11:00 a.m. central time on Florence Street. A third fire was reported at a nearby transformer on Menominee County Road 358.

Firefighters said lightning hit a gas meter on a home. Lightning also hit the top of a home that formerly was a church. It sustained the most damage.

Stephenson Fire, Nadeau Fire, Daggett Fire, Mellon Fire and Menominee City Fire were all at the scene.

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