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An apparent meteor briefly lit up the sky over Fort Frances last night.

Banta Boulevard resident Ron Mondor said he was loading his vehicle with hockey equipment in preparation for a tournament his daughter is attending in Fargo, N.D. this weekend when he saw a flash to the west.

“I've never seen a flash like that before,” Mondor said this morning, estimating the incident happened around 9:30 p.m.

He initially thought it was a flash from his neighbour's chimney because that was the direction it seemed to emanate from.

It wasn't until this morning that his wife told him she learned via social media that it appeared to be a meteor burning up in the Earth's atmosphere.

A video of the event was captured by Robert “Porky” Perreault on #NestCam.

It has been shared to the “You grew up in Fort Frances . . . if you remember” group page on Facebook.

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