House Fire After Lightning Hits Tree in the Backyard on Green Bay Rd Near Homewood Ave, Highland Park

Police and firefighter/paramedics from Highland Park responded about 6:45 a.m. Thursday May 14, 2020 to a report of a tree on fire in the back yard in the block of 2000 Green Bay Road.

Highland Park Rescue Squad 33’s crew on arrival reported a fire involving a 1-1/2-story home with heavy fire at the rear of the house. The fire also involved the garage with automobiles burning. The fire call upgraded to a Working Fire assignment.

Firefighters from Deerfield, Lake Forest and Lincolnshire-Riverwoods were assigned to assist Highland Park firefighters.

The information in this article is an early report published before any summary information was confirmed or released by police or fire authorities.

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