NWS Confirms Lightning Strike Caused Fire at Wheatland Fire Department

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WHEATLAND, Mo – The National Weather Service has confirmed that a fire at the Wheatland Fire Department was caused by a lightning strike.

The NWS report shows the strike hit from a thunderstorm between 6:15-6:30 a.m. Friday morning.

Wheatland Fire Chief Jordan Graham tells KOLR10 that 75% of the department was heavily damaged but they are still open for serving calls in the area. 

There were no injuries reported and crews took about an hour to put out.

The Wheatland Fire Department is a volunteer fire department.

We will have more information on this fire as it becomes available. 

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