Photo Story: Lightning Blamed for Minn. House Fire

Fire spreads through the walls of the St. Paul home.


Nine fire units were called to a house fire in St. Paul on June 19. '

Fire was showing from the eaves of the three-story home on Marshal Avenue just before 8 a.m.

Several handlines were stretched as crews opened walls to expose the fire.

Ladder 20's aerial was placed to the roof, and the crew cut it open.

The fire was under control in 30 minutes.

Four engines, two ladders, one squad, one chief and a medic unit responded to the scene.

Officials said the fire started when lightning struck the home.