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Tag Archive | "lightning strike"

Orland Fire Protection District Firefighters Use Drone to Locate Hot Spots and Assess Firefighting Progress in House Fire on West Scarlett Drive

Drone video at Orland Park house Wednesday demonstrates how aerial video can help pinpoint fires in a roof or attic, and fight the fire more efficiently and safely. Orland Park Fire Protection District firefighters responded about 2:45 a.m. Wednesday to an attic and roof fire in the 10800 block of West Scarlet Drive. The fire […]

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Saturday Storms: Cloud Rotation, Lightning Strike House Fire, Tree Down in Arlington Heights

Just 1 Minute of Outflow Boundary Surface Winds from North in Arlington Heights Most severe weather Saturday occurred in McHenry County and Lake County, where a funnel or tornado or cloud rotation was spotted near Route 14 and Oak Grove Road near Harvard at about 2:19 p.m. Numerous downed power lines were reported across McHenry […]

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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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Lightning Strike Causes $80,000 Damage to House on Wood St Near Palatine Rd and Quentin Rd, Palatine

Palatine firefighters responded at 2:09 p.m. Saturday to a report of a house fire at 961 W. Wood St. in Palatine. Neighbors called 9-1-1 reporting flames shooting out of the peak of the roof on the west side of the house during a severe thunderstorm. The first Palatine Fire Department crews arrived on the scene […]

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Village of Arlington Heights Flag Pole Struck By Lightning, Village Flag Down at Northwest Highway and Evergreen Ave, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights firefighter/paramedics responded about 7:11 PM Monday to a report of a lightning strike at Northwest Highway and Evergreen Avenue Arlington Heights, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that a flag pole was struck by lightning on the southwest corner of Northwest Highway and Evergreen Avenue. Village of Arlington Heights Flag Pole Struck […]

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VIDEO: Lightning Splits Tree in Half in Saratoga Springs, New York

Surveillance video from Saratoga Springs, New York showing a lightning strike on June 3, 2014. Video shows the incredible power and danger of lightning — not only from electrocution and thermal burns, but from falling heavy objects. NWS Caribou (Maine) reminds people why you don’t want to be standing under a tree! “When thunder roars, […]

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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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