Saturday's Storms Cause DamageLightning was a big problem for firefighters Saturday evening. In Geneva there was a house fire started by a lightning strike.
Lightning Strike Ruptures Gas Main In Monee, Homes EvacuatedEight homes were evacuated Thursday morning in south suburban Monee, after a lightning strike ruptured a natural gas main.
Metra Train Struck By LightningTuesday morning’s storms caused hundreds of Metra passengers to be late, after lightning apparently struck a Union Pacific-North Line train.
Evanston Home Uninhabitable After Lightning Strike Causes FireA neighbor called to report that lightning had struck a two-story house in the 1500 block of Wesley Avenue at 8:19 p.m. and that there was smoke coming from the roof, according to a statement from the Evanston Fire Department.
Lightning Strikes Vernon Hills Apartment BuildingFour families were in need of shelter Monday evening after lightning struck an apartment building in north suburban Vernon Hills.
Lightning Strike Ignites Gas Line In OswegoLightning struck a stop sign in southwest suburban Oswego around 11 p.m. Tuesday, igniting an underground gas line, sending flames 12 to 20 feet in the air.
Lightning Strike Likely Cause Of House Fire In ElmhurstFirefighters who responded about 12:40 a.m. to the home in the 900 block of South Saylor Avenue found fire in the attic above the garage, the Elmhurst Fire Department said in a statement.
Lightning Strike Sparks Fire In Algonquin
Lightning Strike Might Have Sparked Fire In LombardA 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.
Naperville Fire Might Have Been Started By LightningCrews 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.
Thunderstorms Bring Tornado Warning, Lightning DamageThunderstorms 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.
Lightning Strike Sparks Fire In Attic Of Orland Park HomeLightning started a fire in an Orland Park house Wednesday afternoon, and the homeowner's hunch prevented damage from being worse than it was.