UPDATE Friday 12 p.m.: Lightning may have sparked garage fire north of Alexandria Friday morning
When Betty and Neal Ostlund heard hail may be coming with the approaching thunderstorm Thursday night, Betty thought she ought to put her car in the garage. Well, her Ford Taurus is still in the garage, hail-damage free with one catch - it's a charred hunk of metal beneath remnants of a scorched structure.
A lightning strike sparked a fire that totally engulfed the building.
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