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Lightning strike blamed for Kewaunee County fire

The storm that rolled through our area on Tuesday evening and into Wednesday morning was the likely cause of a house fire in the township of Montpelier. At 12:55 AM on Wednesday the Luxemburg Fire Department was paged to E1171 State Highway 29 to a report of smoke in a house. On the way to the scene, Fire Chief Lew DuChateau says they made the decision to call for mutual aid after being alerted by dispatch that there was fire visible. Chief DuChateau added that the conditions of the fire and the house structure made interior operations difficult and lengthy. 



Chief DuChateau says he considers the house a total loss and that it’s probable the cause was a lightning strike. There were no injuries reported in the fire. The Luxemburg Fire Department was assisted by the Casco Fire Department, New Franken Fire Department, Kewaunee Fire Department, and the Denmark Fire Department. Responders were able to leave the scene around 7:00 AM.

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