A house in Bennington was destroyed by flames. Investigators believe lightning was likely the cause.
BENNINGTON, Neb. (KMTV) - Lightning from Friday night's storm is believed to be the cause of a large house fire in Bennington over night.
Sheriff's Deputy Jason Mass tweeted out video of the flames as fire crews struggled to put out the fire at a home near 164th and Craig Avenue around 2:30 a.m.
Mass called it the worst house fire he's seen in 17 years.
@MeanStreetsOMA Worst house fire I’ve seen in my 17 years. Feel awful for the people of this street. pic.twitter.com/18eUVfIdlK— Jason Mass (@DCSO_Sierra1) June 2, 2018
@MeanStreetsOMA Worst house fire I’ve seen in my 17 years. Feel awful for the people of this street. pic.twitter.com/18eUVfIdlK
The family escaped unharmed. Firefighters say smoke detectors helped the family escape.
Crews kept the fire from spreading to nearby houses.
A state fire marshal will determine if lightning was in fact, the cause.