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Bennington house destroyed in fire

Posted at 7:22 PM, Jun 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-02 20:26:52-04

Lightning from Friday night's storm is believed to be the cause of a large house fire in Bennington over night. 

Sheriff's Deputy Jason Mass tweeted out video of the flames as fire crews struggled to put out the fire at a home near 164th and Craig Avenue around 2:30 a.m.

Mass called it the worst house fire he's seen in 17 years.

The family escaped unharmed. Firefighters say smoke detectors helped the family escape.

Crews kept the fire from spreading to nearby houses.

A state fire marshal will determine if lightning was in fact, the cause.