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 gas line underground. The situation was under control by 8:15 p.m. NICOR was due to respond within the hour. is an Amazon Associate website, which means that a small percentage of your purchases gets paid to at no extra cost to you. When you use the search boxes above, any Amazon banner ad, or any product associated with an Amazon banner on this website, you help pay expenses related to maintaining and creating new services and ideas for a resourceful website. See more info at