PALATINE, Ill. (CBS) — Lightning struck a tree in Palatine as storms blew through the area Tuesday, damaging the sidewalk and a gas line.

The incident happened at 354 W. Helen Rd., according to the Palatine Fire Department.

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A lightning struck a 70-foot maple tree and ran down to the ground, blowing off two square sections of the sidewalk and rupturing a gas line, the fire department said.

“I was in my room playing a horror game, so I was already pretty terrified, and then when the lightning struck I heard like some spark or whatever, and then I heard my mom shriek,” said witness Derek May.

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Soon afterward, police and fire crews rushed to the scene, said May and his mother, Jill May.

Nicor was on the scene Tuesday afternoon repairing the gas leak.

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There were no injuries and nothing caught fire.