Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

An apparent lightning strike Thursday afternoon set the roof of a house on fire in Hainesville.

A 911 call came in at 12:20 p.m. for a house fire in the 200 block of Big Horn Drive, officials said, and first-responding crews arrived to find a quarter of the roof on fire.

flames through roof of house struck by lightning

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smoke from roof of house on fire

Mark Typlin photo

house fire scene

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