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Lightning hits wind turbine, starts fire  

A wind turbine near Dodge Center lost one of its blades Friday night when lightning struck it and started a fire.

The Rochester Fire Deparment was called to the fire because it had the closest long-ladder truck. Its 100-foot ladder was used to help extinguish the fire at 11:15 p.m.

One rotor blade was lost, but fire officials were uncertain if the fire reached the generator portion of the device, which could compound the loss.

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26 February 2007

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