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A fire apparently triggered by lightning July 25 left these charred remains of Jeff and Connie Oliver’s home west of Belgrade. The family lost all possessions in the blaze. Submitted

Flash of lightning, and Belgrade, Minn., family loses home, possessions

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BELGRADE - A rural Belgrade family has lost their home and possessions to fire.

"To lose everything over a flash of lighting like that, it's crazy,'' Connie Oliver said of the blaze that destroyed the house she has called home the past 24 years.


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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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