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The Hudson Fire Department's aerial ladder is used to battle the fire at a Hunter Hill Road four-plex Saturday night. A lightning strike just before 10 p.m. started the blaze. Twin Cities Fire Wire.com photo

Two Hudson homes damaged by fire after lightning strike

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Lightning is being blamed for a Saturday night fire that badly damaged two homes in Hudson.

Firefighters were called to a four-unit townhouse on Hunter Hill Road by a neighbor who, after seeing a flash of lightning followed by booming thunder, went outside to see if any damage had been done.

Sharon Tepper told a Hudson Fire Department investigator that she saw flames and smoke coming from the roof of Jerry and Georgia Adams' townhouse at 1520 Hunter Hill Road.

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