A neighbor witnessed a lightning strike to a home in Darien, Illinois. The lightning blew a big hole in the roof and sparked a fire in the attic and second story bedroom. The homeowner and his dog were able to escape to safety.
Lightning struck a home in Wheaton, Illinois and sparked a fire that led to injuries to three firefighters.The fire started in the attic of the home and the occupants were alerted to the fire by neighbors. Neighbors report that it is the fourth lightning strike in 20 years among the few houses on the highest point on the road.
A two story apartment complex in Granite City, Illinois was a complete loss after a lightning strike and subsequent fire. Smoke quickly began to billow and the attic filled with smoke. No one was injured.
Firefighters responded to a call in Peoria, Illinois for a house fire caused by a lightning strike. Flames were coming from a second story window and roof area of the wooden structure. Damages were estimated at $10,000.
Rockford, Chicago and Peoria are just three of the many cities in Illinois where we have installed lightning protection equipment.
The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Fort Wayne, Indiana is protected with a complete protection system installed by the professionals at Tri-State Lightning Protection.