Woman feels lightning’s power as it struck tree she was near in Lee’s Summit

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LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. -- Emergency teams were called out to 534 Lee Haven Drive Tuesday night by a man who called 911, saying his mother had been struck by lightning. Both the Lee's Summit Fire Dept. and Lee's Summit Police Dept. confirm they received the call and were responding.

Lee's Summit Police said the woman was alert and talking and was taken to the hospital. The lighting bolt apparently hit a tree and stripped it of a limb and bark. The woman was near the tree at the time.

There were also reports from emergency dispatch that a Lee's Summit home on Timber Hill Drive was on fire. It was unclear if it was related to lightning.

In Greenwood Tuesday night, firefighters were called out to a home near South Huntington Drive and Park Drive, where a person called 911 to report they heard a boom and saw smoke.