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Lightning caused a blaze Tuesday at the rural Sunburg home owned by Sue and Dan Kallevig, leaving behind little but a landscape of charred remains. Tribune photo by Carolyn Lange

Neighbor alerts Sunburg family to fire that destroyed their home


SUNBURG -- Around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, as an early spring thunderstorm hit northern Kandiyohi County, Sue Kallevig heard a loud pop in her rural Sunburg home.

Since it wasn't a loud enough noise to cause great concern, she and her husband, Dan, stayed in bed.

About half an hour later their neighbor, Tad Boldan, was pounding on their back patio door, shouting that their house was on fire and that they should get out.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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