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West Omaha home struck by lightning, causes fire

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Posted at 1:08 PM, May 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-11 14:10:21-04

Officials with the Omaha Fire Department said a lightning strike caused a house fire in West Omaha on Wednesday morning. 

Fire crews were dispatched to a home on the 17600 block of  Jones St. before 6:30 am.

According to Omaha Fire, the fire occurred at a one story, single family home.

2 people were  home at the time of the fire. 

Officials added that a neighbor smelled smoke and noticed the roof was on fire.

Fire crews were able to contain the fire primarily to the attic space. 

Omaha  FD's investigation revealed that the fire was caused by a lightning strike.

Everyone in the home escaped safely.

Officials added that a total of 3 people will be displaced due to the fire damage and utilities being shut off to the residence. 

No injuries were reported.