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Tag Archive | "lightning fire"

Severe Thunderstorms and Lightning Start House Fire in Park Ridge, Sporadic Damage in Arlington Heights, Schaumburg and More

Firefighters from Park Ridge go to work on an attic/roof fire after a lightning strike in Park Ridge on Saturday, August 4, 2012 (Photo from neighbor/See over 120 more photos on A large area of thunderstorms crossed northern Illinois, started a house fire in Park Ridge and caused scattered damage throughout the northwest suburbs […]

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Duplex House Fire After Lightning Strike on Drury Ln, Arlington Heights; 7 Residents Escape

VIDEO: House fire on the second floor after lightning apparently ignited the roof of a duplex home on North Drury Lane. Arlington Heights police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 2:29 a.m. Friday to a report of a house struck by lightning in the 1700 block of North Drury Lane in Arlington Heights. Firefighters first received a […]

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Palatine Fire Department Saves Two Homes After Fires from Lightning Strikes

VIDEO: Palatine firefighters got on the roof quickly and cut a hole in the roof to ventilate a house on North Fremont Street while firefighters inside hit the fire with a hose line. Almost simultaneously, Palatine Fire Department and police officers responded to two fires apparently caused by very early morning lightning strikes. The first […]

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Extra-Alarm Fire: St. Paul Lutheran Church on Garfield in Harvard, Illinois

View Chicagoland Major Fires & Rescues in a larger map Harvard firefighters called for a second level box alarm (extra-alarm) for a church fire in Harvard that started shortly before 8:00 a.m. Friday. The fire may have been caused by lightning during a severe thunderstorm. Firefighters used tender or tanker trucks to bring water to […]

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Lightning Strike Starts Large Tree on Fire that Involved a Gas Line

A lightning strike hit a tree at 547 Rob Roy Court about 8:00 p.m Sunday. Somehow a gas line under the tree became involved in the fire. Palatine Rural Fire Protection District was fighting a large tree fire directly in front of the condo unit when they realized natural gas was bubbling up from a […]

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  • Current Conditions : 61.7F, Overcast - 7:51 PM CDT Oct. 1
    Temperature: 61.7°F | Humidity: 80% | Pressure: 30.01in (Steady) | Conditions: Overcast | Wind Direction: NE | Wind Speed: 0.0mph
  • Wednesday Night as of Oct. 1 4:00 PM CDT
    Wednesday Night - Partly cloudy with a chance of rain in the evening, then overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. Low of 55F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
  • Wednesday as of Oct. 1 4:00 PM CDT
    Wednesday - Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 72F. Winds from the SE at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%.
  • Thursday as of Oct. 1 4:00 PM CDT
    Thursday - Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain, then thunderstorms and rain showers in the afternoon. High of 75F. Winds from the South at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.


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