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Lightning sparked a fire early this morning in rural Sunburg, near Norway Lake, that destroyed the home of Dan and Sue Kallevig.

Sunburg family left homeless after lightning ignites fire

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SUNBURG -- A rural Sunburg home was destroyed in a fire early this morning after being struck by lightning.

Dan and Sue Kallevig escaped with only the clothes on their backs.

They credit a neighbor for pounding on their back door around 1 a.m., alerting them to the fire that had started in the front of their house.

New London Fire Chief Sig Holme said the house was totally engulfed in flames when crews arrived. The house is a total loss.

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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.
(320) 894-9750
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