Lightning strike causes duplex fire in Manhattan overnight

MFD responded to fires at a duplex
Lightning sparks fire at Manhattan duplex
Lightning sparks fire at Manhattan duplex(Manhattan Fire Department)
Published: Jun. 24, 2022 at 4:33 AM CDT
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MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) - Nobody was injured in a Manhattan duplex fire early Friday morning.

Just before 12:30 a.m. Friday the Manhattan Fire Department was called to 320 and 326 Rosewalk Place on reports of a structure fire. When they arrived, they found a single-story duplex with flames coming from the garage’s exterior gable.

It’s believed a lightning strike started the fire.

Both sides of the duplex were occupied at the time and three people were able to get out safely.

The fire dept. estimated the blaze caused $10,000 in damage to each side, however, MFD says no one was displaced due to the fire.

A total of 15 firefighters responded, and they were able to contain the fire by 2:30 a.m.

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