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Published May 07, 2012, 10:33 AM

2 killed in house fire caused by lightning

BLUE EARTH, Minn. (AP) — Investigators believe a lightning strike ignited a house fire in Blue Earth that killed two people.

BLUE EARTH, Minn. (AP) — Investigators believe a lightning strike ignited a house fire in Blue Earth that killed two people.

The Faribault County Sheriff's Department says 39-year-old Rudy Carmona and 47-year-old Fidel Bello died in the fire Sunday morning. The Free Press (http://bit.ly/KOfLBG ) reports officials say the home had no functioning smoke detectors.

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Information from: The Free Press, http://www.mankatofreepress.com

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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