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Lightning blows up transformer near Marathon Co. home

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Fire officials say lightning struck a transformer, blowing it up, near a home in southwestern Marathon County.

A lieutenant with the Stratford Fire Department says a direct lightning strike hit the transformer this afternoon, causing damage to the telephone box on the house and an electrical box near the telephone pole.

It did not cause damage to the house, which is in the Town of Cleveland, near Stratford.

No injuries were reported.

WPS is on the scene.



 

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