Lightning Causes House Fire North of Grove City


Authorities say lightning is the cause of a house fire north of Grove City early this morning (Friday).

At 4:25am, the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a house fire in the 51400 block of 335th Street in Swede Grove Township.

Meeker County Deputies and Grove City Fire responded.

The Sheriff’s Office says the house received significant damage and the initial investigation revealed lightning as the cause of the fire.

81-year-old Harold and 57-year-ol Karla Minnick are the owners of the property.

No injuries were reported.


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