BRANSON, Mo. (AP) -- Lightning hit a guard shack at the Silver Dollar City theme park in southwest Missouri, sparking a fire that could be seen for miles.
Park officials say no one was injured and damage was contained to the shack after the early morning fire on Thursday.
The 40-feet high shack is where ride monitors sit to watch activity at the park. It is near the "American Plunge" ride, which was closed for the season.
A Silver Dollar City spokeswoman says the fire will not effect Old Time Christmas events at the park, which is in Stone County.
(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)