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Photo by Rachelle Klemme Gary Cushman stands just under the shade of the salvaged area of his hay shed in Orton Township. Cushman said he personally saw the Tuesday afternoon lightning strike that started the blaze, and Sebeka firefighters doused it before it could go further.

Firefighters douse rural shed

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Gary Cushman is well known in the Sebeka and Nimrod area, but he joked that many people didn't know where he lived until Sebeka and Wadena County authorities responded to a fire on his Orton Township property Tuesday afternoon.


Cushman, who is retired from the military, lives out in the country, where he said he saw lightning strike his pole shed.

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