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Lightning strikes, burns shed to ground

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An empty shed in the Town of Richmond was struck by lightning, caught fire and burned to the ground on the night of Wednesday, Oct. 2.

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"It was an older dilapidated shed that got struck by lightning," New Richmond Fire Chief Jim VanderWyst said. "I imagine it was a 10-by-10 small, old wooden shed, and it burned it to the ground. It was half falling down in the first place."

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Micheal Foley
Micheal Foley joined RiverTown Multimedia in July 2013 and serves as editor at the New Richmond News. In the past he has worked at several news outlets including Patch.com in Hudson, Wis., the Desert Sun in Palm Springs, Calif., the Leader-Telegram in Eau Claire, Wis., and the Pioneer Press in St. Paul, Minn. He began his career as a Marine Corps journalist. He served as a reporter and photographer in Okinawa, Japan, and editor of the base newspaper at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, Calif. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin–River Falls.
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