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.
Lightning Strikes Damage At Least 4 Homes In SuburbsA lightning strike injured three firefighters attempting to put out a house fire in unincorporated DuPage County, near Wheaton.
Lightning Strike Sparks Fire At Lake Forest HomeFirefighters 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.
Teen Killed By Lightning StrikeA teenager from Downers Grove was struck and killed by lightning during Thursday's thunderstorms, the DuPage County coroner confirmed.