Lightning strike during Monday hail storm in Grand Forks causes fire on College Road

There was no reported damage suffered in a hail storm in Grand Forks save for a small fire.

The parking lot behind CIBC during a hail storm on Monday.

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A big hail storm hit Grand Forks on Monday afternoon and there was no reported damage save for a fire on College Road.

According to Kevin McKinnon, Grand Forks Fire Rescue assistant fire chief, lightning hit a tree during the storm and caused a small fire.

McKinnon said firefighters with water backpacks, shovels and rakes attended and the fire was put out in short order.

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