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Tag Archive | "lightning strike"

Active Weather Sunday: Tornado in Serena, IL; Festivals in Northwest Suburbs Suspended by Severe Thunderstorm

A tornado sighted about 6:42 p.m. Sunday September 1, 2013 was confirmed near Serena, located about 70 miles southwest of Chicago. The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning Sunday evening about 6:30 p.m. for northwestern Grundy County, southwestern Kendall County and northeastern LaSalle County, which expired 7:30 p.m. Strangely the storm that produced a […]

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Lightning Strike Causes Small Attic Fire on Partridge Ct, Arlington Heights

Overhaul and cleanup after a small attic fire was extinguished. The fire was caused by a lightning strike at a condominium/townhouse on Partridge Court. Arlington Heights police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 9:00 PM Sunday to a report of an odor of something burning in the block of 1600 Partridge Court Arlington Heights, IL. While police […]

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Man, Pregnant Woman Struck by Lightning; Woman Delivers Baby in Albuquerque

CNN: An expectant mother was struck by lightning and then gave birth to a healthy baby girl. A pregnant New Mexico woman, Kendra Villanueva, has survived a bolt from the blue to give birth to a bouncing baby girl. Kendra Villanueva and the baby’s father Ian Gordon were watching fireworks with friends on Fourth of […]

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Benet Academy Senior Jennie Dizon Killed, Apparently by Lightning Strike at O’Brien Park Downers Grove

View Larger Street View of area of fatal lightning strike in Downer’s Grove near O’Brien Park. Downers Grove police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 5:20 p.m. Thursday to a report of a female teen found unconscious and unresponsive at O’Brien Park, 68th Street and Dunham Road. Jennie Dizon was found by a passerby just east of […]

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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 Facebook.com/CardinalEmergencies). 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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Lightning Strike Ignites Brush Fire at Rexam Beverage on South Lively Blvd, Elk Grove Village

Elk Grove Village police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 2:44 p.m. Thursday to a report of a brush fire at 2534 South Lively Boulevard. Emergency responders received a report that lightning struck the west side of the building or near the west side of the building of Rexam Beverage, and ignited dry brush near the building.

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More Lightning Lights Up Sky After Striking House on Drury Ln at End of Storm

Arlington Heights firefighters fighting an interior attack for a fire apparently caused by a lightning strike on North Drury Lane about 2:30 a.m. Friday, May 4, 2012. Firefighters on the driveway prepare to go to the roof of a duplex to ventilate the roof and fight the fire with a line on the roof. Arlington […]

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House Struck by Lightning on E. Mayfair Rd in Scarsdale; Smoke, But No Ignition/Fire

Firefighters on scene of a lightning strike that caused smoke, but apparently no ignition of fire in a house at 1115 East Mayfair. Arlington Heights firefighter/paramedics and police responded about 10:35 a.m. Saturday to a report of a possible house fire at 1115 East Mayfair Road. Firefighters received a report of smoke in the house […]

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Townhouse Fire on South Parkside Dr, Palatine After Lightning Strike

Window frame charred where first fire units reported flames showing at 1176 South Parkside Drive. Palatine firefighter/paramedics responded at 10:27 a.m. Saturday to 1176 South Parkside Drive to a report of smoke in the townhouse after a possible lightning strike. The first fire unit on the scene within five minutes reported flames and smoke showing […]

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Palatine 4-Unit Apartment Fire After Lightning Strike

Palatine Fire Department responded 9:00 a.m. Friday, July 29, 2011 to a report of fire at 1222 East Inverrary, Palatine. Residents of the four-unit apartment building reported smoke coming from the roof and eave areas. Fire department crews found smoke throughout the common attic area of the building but no fire. Fire department crews quickly […]

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Two Working Fires for Schaumburg Fire Department Apparently Caused by Lightning Strikes

A night of spectacular lightning and two house fires caused by lightning strikes in Schaumburg. After a frightening radar image approaching from northeast Iowa and northwest Illinois, and a tornado warning in Freeport, Illinois; storms in the northwest suburbs were tame by comparison. But even though storms were tame, they did their damage … The […]

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Aftermath Video: Lightning Strike Destroys Chimney on Amhurst Ct

VIDEO: Aftermath damage and witness account from neighbors who saw lightning strike their neighbor’s house and destroy the chimney and parts of the roof and a skylight. Arlington Heights police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 9:50 a.m. Friday to a lightning strike that destroyed a chimney of a house in the 2200 block of Amhurst Court. […]

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