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

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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.

Some power was out in the area of the intersection and downtown Arlington Heights.

Firefighters arrived to find the flag pole damaged with the Village of Arlington Heights flag down. The flag was not burning. A flood light and flag pole casing were blasted off of the pole. The globe at the top of the flag pole was also blown off of the top of the pole.

Firefighters cordoned off the area of the flag pole and contacted public works to secure and repair the damage.

LIVE TRAFFIC MAP of neighborhood of lightning strike that hit the Village of Arlington Heights flag at Northwest Highway and Evergreen Avenue …

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