Near Branson, MO--Lighting is to blame for a house fire north of Branson Tuesday morning.
The Western Taney County fire district was called to a house in the 100 Blk. of N. Belmont Driver just off highway 248 near the Stone County line just after four o'clock.
The chief says the home owner heard the strike, then smelled smoke coming from the laundry room. Firefighters quickly extinguished the flames.
The husband and wife escaped without injury.