Authorities Say Lightning May Have Caused Barn Fire
By: Mike Stiles - Monday, May 6, 2024

photos courtesy of Bronson Fire Department

BRONSON, Mich. – Authorities are saying that lightning may be the cause of a house fire in Bronson Township.

Bronson Fire Chief Scott Wilber says his department was called out to 241 Hyska Road around 2:30 AM Sunday. Firefighters got to the scene and found a two story farmhouse engulfed in flames. It took approximately three hours to put the blaze out.

Wilber says their investigation shows that lightning from a storm that moved through the area likely started the fire. He also says it had been burning for quite awhile before a passing motorist saw the fire and called 911.

No one was home at the time of the fire, and there were no injuries.


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