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Lightning strike causes apartment fire in Mineral Point, 21 displaced

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MINERAL POINT (WKOW) -- A lightning strike caused an apartment fire in Mineral Point early Wednesday morning, displacing 21 people, according to Iowa County Emergency Management.

Around 1 a.m., lightning hit the chimney of the building on Maiden Street. Iowa County Emergency Management tells 27 News that the strike also damaged parts of the roof, including several structural beams.

The American Red Cross of Wisconsin says they're providing assistance and temporary housing for affected residents.

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