Lightning damages apartment in Derby


DERBY, Kan. (KSNW) – Crews responded to an apartment fire caused by lightning Thursday in the 1800 block of East Osage in Derby.

(Courtesy: Nephi Richardson)

Residents reported hearing loud thunder and started smelling smoke around 12:45 p.m.

Fire officials said the fire was contained to the exterior of the building, and power was cut to two units.

Only one apartment in the building was occupied at the time.

Two families did have to be relocated. No one was injured.

Damage is estimated at $50,000.



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