CHICAGO (STMW) — A lightning strike caused a fire that left a house uninhabitable Wednesday night in north suburban Evanston.
A 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.READ MORE: 4-Year-Old Girl With Autism Comes Home From School With Bruises, And Fight To Move Schools Goes Horrible Until Mom Gets Results With CBS 2
Crews arrived to find smoke coming from the eaves and a fire in the attic, the fire department said. The fire was under control by 9:41 p.m.READ MORE: Protesters Say Benet Academy In Lisle Rescinded Lacrosse Coach's Job Offer Because She Is A Lesbian
The homeowner arrived at the house while crews were still working to suppress the fire and was displaced because of damage to the house, according to fire officials. No injuries were reported.MORE NEWS: Local College Professor Charged With Hate Crime, Accused Of Yelling Racial Slurs At Woman, Spitting On Her, And Hitting Her Car In Oak Park Jewel-Osco Parking Lot
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