Lightning is possible cause of rural house fire Friday night

Area crews fight a house fire late Friday night in the rain at 19640 CR 24, about 8.5 miles west of Blair and south of Highway 91. Firefighters from Arlington and Blair were called to a fully-engulfed residential fire at 11:15 p.m. Friday night. Kennard firefighters were called shortly afterward. The crews also had to watch for white, jaggged lightning streaking down in the area. Firefighter Dan Douglas of Arlington said Saturday that a neighbor reported the fire and no one was home when firefighters arrived. Douglas said the last fire crew left about 4 a.m. Saturday.

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