3 vehicles damaged & 2 people escape fire at LifeStar

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Three ambulances from LifeStar were damaged during a fire caused by a lightning strike early Sunday morning.


LifeStar owner Mike Krueger said two EMS drivers who were staying at the building during their shift managed to escape unharmed after lightning apparently came in through the electrical service.


“There was about $75,000 to building and contents,” said Krueger. “Mostly smoke damage to the vehicles; I’ll know how much once the insurance adjusters review the situation.”


Krueger said the incident happened around 12:45 a.m. as a line of strong storms passed through the community.


The West Bend Fire Department was able to quickly knock down the main part of the fire; it took several hours to put out hot spots and get We Energies on site.


“I’d really like to thank the fire department and police department for their efforts,” said Krueger.


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