Lightning investigated as possible cause of Kansas home fire

Courtesy: Ethan Jackson

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Authorities are investigating lighting as the possible cause of a suburban Kansas City house fire.

The Overland Park Fire Department said in a news release that the fire started shortly before 2 a.m. Wednesday. The release says neighbors reported that they believed the home was for sale and vacant. No one was hurt.

Firefighters evacuated residents from neighboring homes while they worked to extinguish the blaze. The neighbors told firefighters that there were possible lighting strikes in the area before the fire.


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