Thursday storm produces fire call

Staff Writer
Jennifer Edwards
Thunderstorms which produced plenty of rain and lots of lightning passed over Big Lake in the early hours of Thursday morning but did amazingly little damage.
“We had one call about 7:15 a.m.” said Big Lake Fire Chief Paul Nemes. “It was to a house on January Street. The owner reported it was struck by lightning. There was no fire, just a little damage to some wiring and an odor. The person next door came out and reported the same thing.”
Chief Nemes said he was suprised that was all. 
“It could have been a lot worse,” he said.
The number of calls for assistance was down in July but calls for help have increased in August, he said. 
“We have already had nine more calls than we did in the whole of July,” he said
Tuesday the depertment was called out to help with a car fire.
“It turned out it was just an engine overheat,” Chief Nemes said.  “Monday we were called to a personal injury accident and to a fire alarm. At least there hasn’t been anything too serious.”


PAIGE DOMYAHN at number three singles, had two wins this week. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

THE BIG LAKE HORNETS celebrate a win at their relay invitational Saturday. The Hornets took second place overall. (Submitted photo).

COLLIN TEIGEN goes wide right after a handoff to score Big Lake’s first touchdown in the first quarter Friday against Buffalo. It gave the Hornets a 7-3 lead. They won, 20-19 for their first win of the season. (Photo by Ken Francis.)

ZACK AND CALEB SMITH enjoyed making and eating their own snacks at the Early Childhood Open House at Liberty School.