Lightning blamed for blaze that destroyed a Kansas home

Lightning (KSN File Photo)

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) – Authorities have confirmed that lightning caused a fire that destroyed a suburban Kansas City home.

The Overland Park Fire Department said in a news release that the lightning struck the electrical service on the outside of the house before crews arrived early Wednesday. Because the home was vacant, the fire wasn’t noticed immediately. The home was a total loss.

The fire didn’t spread to neighboring homes, although they were evacuated while crews fought the blaze. No injuries were reported.

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