Excerpts from the NorthwestHerald:

The Wauconda Fire District responded at 9:30 p.m. Thursday for a reported structure fire at 657 Clover Road in Wauconda, Battalion Chief Bill Hoover said.

Firefighters found smoke showing from the attic space of a raised ranch home, and investigators think the house was struck by lightning. The attic fire resulted in $50,000 damage and one firefighter being sent to the hospital with a knee injury.

The fire was contained to the attic but took about an hour to put out because firefighters had to clean out some tight spaces.

The Wauconda Fire District was assisted by departments from Lake Villa, Round Lake, Barrington Countryside, Fox River Grove, Cary and Grayslake.

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