Downed power lines catch two KCMO homes on fire

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The storms that moved through Kansas City late Sunday night and early Monday morning caused two Kansas City, Mo., home to go up in flames.

The first home, located near 56th and Rinker Road, caught on fire after lightning struck a tree near the home. That tree then fell on a power line that caused the home to catch on fire.

The garage area appeared to have the most damage, FOX 4's Nicole DiAntonio reported.

The homeowner says he was awake when the fire broke out because the storms kept him up. He adds that he went to the garage to check things out then immediately called 911.

The homeowner and his son, as well as their pets, were able to escape the fire safely.

The family intends to stay with family and friends because their home is no longer livable.

Less than half a mile away, a power line caught a second home in the area also on fire.

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