Lightning strike starts house fire that kills two in Blue Earth

Authorities say there were no smoke detectors in the Blue Earth home where two men were killed. The house fire was apparently started by a lightning strike.
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Authorities say there were no smoke detectors in the Blue Earth home where two men were killed. The house fire was apparently started by a lightning strike.

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