Fire damaged a Jenkins Township home Tuesday morning, Aug. 20, after a lightning strike, Pequot Lakes Fire Chief Tom Nelson said.
Nelson said the strike followed the electrical line from the ground going into the house on the 5100 block of Red Rambler Drive. A smoke detector in the basement alerted a husband and wife who were home at the time.
No one was injured. The Ideal Township Fire Department provided mutual aid.
The home is standing but has a lot of smoke and water damage, Nelson said.
Firefighters were called at 7:05 a.m. and were on the scene until around 10 a.m.