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Two vehicles were destroyed in the fire late Saturday night, June 14, that badly damaged the home of Hung and Pearl Hua at 676 Packer Drive in the town of Hudson. The fire was started by lightning, according to Hudson Fire Chief Scott St. Martin. (Hudson Star-Observer photo by Randy Hanson)

Lightning strike causes house fire, homeowner injured

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A lightning strike late Saturday night, June 14, caused a fire that badly damaged a house at 676 Packer Drive in the town of Hudson and injured one of the residents.


The Hudson Fire Department was dispatched to the blaze at 11:23 p.m., according to a department report.

“It was really rolling,” Chief Scott St. Martin said of the fire. “The crews did a great job of stopping it and saving a lot of the house. (They) worked really hard.”

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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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