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The Farmington Fire Department brought out its tanker trucks to transport water during the early-morning fire on Biscayne Avenue in Empire Township because there were no hydrants available. No one was living in the house that caught fire after a lightning strike Friday morning.

Firefighters called to early-morning blaze

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A lightning strike may have been the cause of an early-morning fire that did significant damage to a vacant Empire Township home June 21.


A neighbor reported smoke coming from the Biscayne Avenue home just before 7 a.m. Friday. There were visible flames when a Dakota County Sheriff’s deputy responded to the call and Farmington firefighters confirmed the fire when they arrived.

Farmington Fire captain Adam Fischer said the fire was challenging to fight.

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Nathan Hansen
Nathan Hansen has been a reporter and editor with the Farmington Independent and the Rosemount Town Pages since 1997. He is very tall.
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