Branson, MO — The fire that heavily damaged a home at 802 Sunset in Branson last night was caused by lightning.
Floodwaters created several issues for firefighters battling the flames.
On the way to the fire, we're told rescuers had to drive through standing water near Alexander Park and Sunset Park, along Lake Taneycomo.
Also, they found the water had covered a fire hydrant they wanted to use about 2 blocks away. No injuries reported to the newsroom as a result of this fire.
Related information from Branson, MO media release:
With Lake Taneycomo continuing to rise and now all of the residents along Sunset Street on Taneycomo are being asked to vacate their homes by the Branson police and fire departments.