Firefighters suffer injuries after home struck by lightning

Three firefighters were injured during Wednesday night’s storms after putting out a fire in a house hit by lightning near Wheaton.

The firefighters were ventilating the roof when they were shocked by open electrical lines.  They were taken to the hospital with numbness in their hands and tightness in their chests. They are all expected to be okay.

Residents are starting to call the 2100 block of Durfee Road in unincorporated DuPage County “lightning alley”.  The same house has been hit by lightning before, as well as two other homes on the street.

Lightning also hit homes in North Aurora, St. Charles, Schaumburg and, an apartment building in Evanston on Wednesday.

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