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Lightning possible cause of fire that damaged townhomes in Grayslake, fire officials say

Fire officials say lightning possibly caused a fire that damaged two large townhomes and displaced residents in Grayslake Monday morning. The Grayslake Fire Protection District responded around 11:20 a.m. Monday to the 1200 block of Silo Hill Drive in Grayslake for a report of a structure fire. Grayslake Fire Protection District Battalion Chief David Torkilsen […]

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Lightning suspected as cause of fire at commercial building near Woodstock, officials say

Fire officials believe lightning from overnight storms caused the deck of a large two-story incinerator to catch on fire at a building near Woodstock. The Woodstock Fire Rescue District responded around 5:23 a.m. Thursday to Vorteq Coil Finishers, 15920 Nelson Road in unincorporated Woodstock, for a report of a commercial building fire. Alex Vucha, a […]

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‘Extensive damage’ reported after Marian Central Catholic High School struck by lightning

Classes were canceled Tuesday after Marian Central High School in Woodstock was struck by lightning on Monday, causing damage to the chimney and roof. The Woodstock Fire Rescue District responded around 4:30 p.m. Monday to Marian Central High School, 1001 McHenry Avenue. Woodstock Fire Rescue Lt. Zach Beatty said that the chimney was struck by […]