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Officials said a fire that caused $100,000 in damage to a Lombard home Monday night may have been caused by a lightning strike. (Photo from Network Video Productions)

Lightning Strike Might Have Sparked Fire In Lombard

A fire that caused about $100,000 in damage to a west suburban Lombard home Monday night may have been caused by a lightning strike during the heavy thunderstorms that moved through the Chicago area, officials said.

07/01/2014

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Naperville Fire Might Have Been Started By Lightning

Crews responded about 9:45 p.m. to the blaze in the 3600 block of Schillinger Court in Naperville when a resident reported smelling smoke after a nearby lightning strike.

07/01/2014

An apparent lightning strike damaged the roof of a home in Crystal Lake, sparking a fire that left the two-story house uninhabitable. (Credit: CapturedNews)

Thunderstorms Bring Tornado Warning, Lightning Damage

Thunderstorms dumped plenty of rain on the Chicago area overnight, leading to a tornado warning in McHenry County when a funnel cloud was spotted. Lightning also sparked at least one fire in Crystal Lake.

06/30/2014

The attic of Donna Keane's home in Orland Park caught fire after a lightning strike on Wednesday. (Credit: Orland Fire Protection District)

Lightning Strike Sparks Fire In Attic Of Orland Park Home

Lightning started a fire in an Orland Park house Wednesday afternoon, and the homeowner’s hunch prevented damage from being worse than it was.

06/26/2014

The roof of a house in unincorporated DuPage County near Wheaton was damaged by a fire started by a lightning strike on Wednesday. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/CBS)

Lightning Strikes Damage At Least 4 Homes In Suburbs

A lightning strike injured three firefighters attempting to put out a house fire in unincorporated DuPage County, near Wheaton.

06/18/2014

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Lightning Strike Sparks Fire At Lake Forest Home

Firefighters from multiple departments spent nearly an hour and a half quelling a blaze at a luxury home in north suburban Lake Forest, one of three buildings struck by lightning there Thursday.

09/19/2013

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Teen Killed By Lightning Strike

A teenager from Downers Grove was struck and killed by lightning during Thursday’s thunderstorms, the DuPage County coroner confirmed.

05/31/2013

Kathy Nolte was injured Sunday when lightning hit a tree in Oak Park. The 57-year-old is grateful to be alive. (CBS)

Oak Park Pastor Survives Lightning Strike

Lightning strikes abounded Sunday as thunderstorms descended on the Chicago area. One bolt bounced off a tree and hit Kathy Nolte. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

05/07/2012

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Woman Injured When Lightning Strikes Tree

A woman was injured when lightning struck a tree Sunday afternoon in west suburban Oak Park.

05/06/2012

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Lightning Strike Prompts Evacuation Of Lombard Nursing Home

Lightning is suspected of causing a Saturday morning fire that forced more than 50 seniors to leave a nursing home in west suburban Lombard.

08/21/2011

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Lightning Strike Causes Major Fire At Aurora City Building

A lightning strike overnight caused a major fire at the Aurora city administration building.

CBS Chicago–07/28/2011

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Lightning Strike Sets House On Fire In Long Grove

Lightning that struck a home’s satellite dish Sunday night in northwest suburban Long Grove started a fire that caused about $25,000 in damage, fire officials said.

04/04/2011