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Tag Archive | "lightning strike"

Lightning Strike, Transformer Fire Near Sunset Dr and Douglas Ave, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights firefighter/paramedics responded about 2:02 AM Saturday July 22, 2017 to a report of a lightning strike to a transformer with fire near Sunset and Douglas Arlington Heights, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that lightning hit a transformer and that the transformer was now on fire. Power is also out in the […]

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Light Pole Fire Near Buffalo Grove High School on Dundee Rd, Buffalo Grove

Buffalo Grove police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 6:02 AM Friday to a report of a light pole fire near Buffalo Grove High School, 1100 West Dundee Road Buffalo Grove, Il. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that Report of a light pole fire between Weidner and Buffalo Grove High School on the north side of […]

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Construction Worker Struck By Lightning at Construction Site Near I-290/Route 53 and Thorndale

Elk Grove Village firefighter/paramedics, Itasca firefighter/paramedics and Illinois State Police responded about 2:37 PM Monday to a report of a construction worker struck by lightning near southbound Route 53 and Thorndale Ave. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that the construction worker was struck by lightning at a construction site near the off ramp to […]

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Lightning Doesn’t Always Hit the Tallest Point — Empire State Building, New York City

The Empire State building was hit by a bolt of lightning during a severe storm that soaked the city. Lightning struck the Empire State Building at about the 70th floor. Lightning hits the famous New York City skyscraper about 24 times per year. Get updates from The Cardinal ALL NEWS FEEDS on Facebook. Just ‘LIKE’ […]

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VIDEO: Delta Airlines Boeing 737 Hit by Lightning While on Ground at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport

While filming the line of planes all stacked up during a ground hold in Atlanta on August 18, 2015, YouTube publisher Jake Perkins happened to capture a direct lightning strike on a Delta Airlines Boeing 737. There were no reports of any injuries when a Boeing 737 was struck by lightning during a thunderstorm at […]

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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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