Lightning causes Bolingbrook home to be destroyed in fire, no injuries

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  • Published: 10/09/2018 01:41 AM

A home in Bolingbrook was completely destroyed in a fire caused by lightning, fire officials said. About 6:30 a.m. Saturday, Bolingbrook firefighters were called to a fire at a home in the 300 block of Chick Evans Street. The two-story home had fire on both levels when firefighters arrived and the roof was almost completely burned away, Bolingbrook Battalion Fire Chief Dan Graff said. The residents managed to escape the fire with no injures, he said. Graff said firefighters conducted a “defensive operation” for the most part and tried to contain the fire to the home since it was damaging neighboring homes. The damage to the nearby homes was minor, he said. He said the house was a “total loss.” A fire marshal had determined in an investigation the fire was caused by a lightning strike, which he said is uncommon but “does happen quite a bit.”


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