4-alarm fire damages home in Ladue

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LADUE, MO – Lightening caused a house fire in Ladue during a storm Wednesday afternoon.

Twenty-six fire units responded to the scene on Overhill Drive in Ladue.

According to the Ladue Fire Chief Steven Lynn said the fire started with a lightning strike in the basement of the back of them home, then moved through the middle floor and into the second story. Sixty percent of the house was damaged.

Homeowner Brian Baker was a work but his wife and three of their kids were inside. He said they heard the fire alarms going off and quickly got outside. Baker hasn’t gone inside because the middle floor is burnt out but said arriving home to see his house swarming with fire trucks was surreal.

No one was injured during the fire.