A lightning strike might have caused a fire at a single-family home in Kansas City, Kan.
Firefighters responded to the fire at 12:45 a.m. Oct. 5 at 446 Barnett Ave.
Firefighters faced some falling debris in the attic area. One firefighter was taken to the hospital for evaluation of neck strain from performing overhaul operations and was expected to be released, according to a Fire Department spokesman.
The spokesman listed the possible cause as a lightning strike.
The family had already left the home when firefighters arrived about 3 minutes after the call.
Fire crews originally saw smoke coming from the roof of the two-story wood-framed home, and found the fire in the attic, the spokesman said. It was brought under control in 30 minutes.
The loss to property and contents was estimated at $50,000.