MELROSE, Wis. -- A cabin owned by Congressman Ron Kind burns to the ground Thursday morning after an apparent lightning strike.
SLIDESHOW: Ron Kind's cabin burns down
The fire was reported at about 9:15 a.m. on Bucholz Road in the Town of Franklin in Jackson County.
Four fire departments responded to the fire, but part of the cabin's roof had already collapsed and the structure was almost fully engulfed in flames.
A spokesperson in Kind's office says no one was staying at the cabin at the time of the fire. The family has insurance on the cabin.
Kind spent part of the day in Blair surveying storm damage and talking with residents and emergency personnel.
“Unfortunately, we suffered some storm damage of our own today," Kind said in a statement Thursday afternoon. "Thankfully, no one was at the house and no one was injured.”