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Lightning strike lights garage on fire in St. Louis County

The garage was a total loss.

A mid-afternoon lightning strike started a garage on fire in rural St. Louis County on Saturday. 

The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office says it received a 911 call reporting a garage on fire at 4932 Swanstrom Road in Grand Lake Township, with the caller saying his garage had been struck by lightning. 

A deputy arrived to the scene and confirmed that there were visible flames coming from the garage, which quickly became fully engulfed in fire. 

The garage was a total loss but the nearby house was not damaged and nobody was injured. 

Grand Lake Township is northwest of Duluth and Hermantown in northern Minnesota. 

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