Weekend Storm Brings Rain, Causes Fire

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Aug 6, 2012 at 7:21 am

ST. CLOUD, MN (KNSI) - Storms rolled through central Minnesota late Friday night into Saturday morning, and they're believed to be responsible for a fire that caused heavy damage to a building in Rockville.

The fire at 1755 Prairie Road was called in around 1am Saturday. Rockville Fire Chief Rodney Schaefer says it appears the building had been hit by a lightning strike. The building was used for storage, and housed a tapestry and embroidery business.

Fire departments from Cold Spring, Richmond and St. Augusta assisted Rockville firefighters. It took about three hours to get the blaze snuffed out.

Meanwhile those same storms dumped about six-tenths of an inch of rain at St. Cloud Regional Airport. Data from the National Weather Service shows St. Cloud has received just over six-and-a-half inches of rain since June 1st. That's about an inch-and-a-half below normal.

A chance of rain returns to the forecast tomorrow night into Wednesday.

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