A Lake Forest home sustained heavy damage but no one was
injured in a fire that broke out Thursday morning when lightning struck the
A resident of the home on the 300 block of Ravine Park Drive reported smoke in the home at 8:25 a.m., the Lake Forest Fire Department said in a statement. Firefighters found smoke on the second floor when they arrived eight minutes later.
Firefighters from multiple departments came to Lake Forest’s assistance for more than an hour, “chasing fire through void spaces in the walls,” Battalion Chief Mike Gallo said in the department’s statement.
The fire was under control at 9:53 a.m. Salvage efforts are now underway, Gallo said, and the fire remains under investigation.
Lightning also struck a chimney on the 1000 block of south Evergreen Drive and a bank on the 900 block of south Waukegan Road, Gallo said.
At 9:40 a.m.:
Lake Forest firefighters responded Thursday morning to a home that was reportedly struck by lightning.
Smoke was showing from the top floor of a three-story home on the 300 block of Ravine Park Drive, according to an alert issued at 8:35 a.m. by Current Incident Notification Services (CINS).
Shortly after 9 a.m., CINS reported that the home was on fire and multiple fire departments were on the scene.
A Lake Forest police dispatcher told Patch that firefighters remained on the scene at 9:25 a.m.
Patch will report more information as it becomes available.