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Severe storms hit Chicago area causing fires, damage

A series of severe storms rolled through the Chicago area overnight causing fires and damage.

On 27th and South Central Avenue, lighting struck a family home. People inside that home were able to get out as fire crews arrived.

In suburban Darien, a lighting strike damaged the roof of a town-home, and sparked a fire. Two units were damaged, no one was hurt.

In LaSalle County, high winds knocked over utility poles. It’s unclear if any outages were caused.

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2 Comments to “Severe storms hit Chicago area causing fires, damage”

    bubba said:
    May 21, 2013 at 7:47 AM

    High winds and lighting strike is considered severe.

    Forest said:
    May 21, 2013 at 9:30 AM

    Thank you bubba gump

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