By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

WINFIELD, Ill. (CBS) — Neighbors in west suburban Winfield were alarmed Monday afternoon when lightning hit a tree and a resident of a neighboring house felt the shock.

The Winfield Fire Protection District said lightning hit a tree in the 27-W-100 block of Fleming Drive.

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The lightning was heard throughout town and the fire department had numerous calls about it.

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Winfield police said a neighbor called reporting feeling a huge electric shock in their house, but the person was not injured.

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Reports of people being struck by lightning in Winfield turned out to be erroneous.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff