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Tag Archive | "lightning fire"

Separate Lightning Strikes Suspected in Mount Prospect Apartment Fire and Hainesville (Lake County) House Fire

Mount Prospect police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 3:17 PM Thursday to an apartment fire in the block of 400 East Lincoln Street Mount Prospect, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report of smoke filling an upper floor apartment on Lincoln Street about about 10:49 a.m. Thursday. Mount Prospect firefighters quickly extinguished the fire within about […]

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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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