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Lightning strikes tower at former Regional Treatment Center in Fergus Falls, sets building on fire

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FERGUS FALLS, Minn. - Lightning struck a tower at the former Regional Treatment Center here Tuesday night, setting the building on fire, according to Fergus Falls Fire Chief Mark Hovland.

The Fire Department was called about 6:30 p.m. and the tower had flames showing when units arrived, Hovland said.

The fire was in the historic Kirkbride building, the centerpiece of the campus that formerly was the Fergus Falls State Hospital.

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