Lightning suspected in house
fire in western Minnesota
OSAKIS, Minn. (AP) — Authorities suspect a lightning strike caused a minor house fire in western Minnesota.
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office got a 911 call reporting smoke in the home in Osakis around 7 a.m. Sunday. Everyone was able to get out of the house without injury.
Firefighters found smoke and a small fire coming from the crawlspace under the house. Firefighters were able to put out the fire with little or no damage to the house, except for minor smoke damage.
A preliminary investigation indicates the fire was caused by a lightning strike.
Police shoot, wound man in Robbinsdale; BCA investigating
ROBBINSDALE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating after police shot and wounded a man in the Minneapolis suburb of Robbinsdale.
Police said officers were called about a suicidal person with a gun inside a home late Saturday. The person who called police met officers outside.
Officers tried repeatedly to contact the man from outside the home. The man came out of the home with a gun and ignored commands to stop as he began moving toward officers. KMSP-TV reports an officer shot the man, who was taken to a hospital.