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Firefighters worked to extinguish remaining hot spots at a house fire Tuesday in Woodbury. Bulletin photo by Mike Longaecker

Lightning strike destroys Woodbury home

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By Mike Longaecker

Firefighters said a lightning strike was to blame this afternoon for a house fire that left a Woodbury home heavily damaged.

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The house, located at 2725 Leyland Trail, received major smoke and fire damage to its interior, Woodbury Fire Department Commander Greg Schlichting said.

No one was home at the two-story house at the time of the fire. Two adults were displaced as a result of the fire, Schlichting said.

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Mike Longaecker
Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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