Update: Lightning Sets House On Fire

By: WOWT 6 News Email
By: WOWT 6 News Email

Firefighters said lightning sparked a house fire in Omaha Saturday morning.

It happened near 35th and Cass streets around two a.m.

The woman living in the home was able to get out ok, along with her dog. Unfortunately three birds were lost in the fire.

She tells firefighters she heard a loud crash of thunder, and then could smell something burning. When she went to investigate she found her dining room in flames.

The extent of damage is estimated at over $20,000.

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