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Firefighters believe lightning sparked fire that destroyed O.P. home near 146th and Nieman

Firefighters believe lightning sparked the fire that destroyed an Overland Park home near 146th and Nieman Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (Image courtesy of the Overland Park Fire Department).

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Overland Park fire investigators believe a lightning strike caused a home to go up in flames early Tuesday.

It happened just after 1:30 a.m. near 146th and Nieman.

The family living at the home said they woke up to thunder then moments later a child in the home smelled smoke. They left the home and called 911 when the smoke alarms went off. No one was injured.

Flames completely destroyed the home.

Firefighters believe lightning sparked the fire that destroyed an Overland Park home near 146th and Nieman Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (Image courtesy of the Overland Park Fire Department).

Firefighters believe lightning sparked the fire that destroyed an Overland Park home near 146th and Nieman Tuesday, June 12, 2018.

Firefighters believe lightning sparked the fire that destroyed an Overland Park home near 146th and Nieman Tuesday, June 12, 2018.