Lightning early last Thursday morning has been ruled as the cause of a house fire about 1 1/2 miles southwest of Wymore. The report came in just after midnight and by the time firefighters arrived at 12:20 am, the house was fully engulfed. Sharon Colgrove was the lone occupant and was able to escape without injury, however a cat and a dog were lost in the blaze. The house and its contents were declared a total loss. Wymore, Blue Springs, and Odell Fire Departments responded to the fire and stayed on scene until shortly after 6 am.