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Lightning strikes Crystal Lake house, no injuries in fire

Published: Monday, June 30, 2014 3:38 a.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014 11:26 a.m. CDT
(Kyle Grillot - kgrillott@shawmedia.com)
Service master repairman Paul Milweski evaluates damage at 4016 Ned Drive in Crystal Lake caused by lightning during Monday morning's storm.

There were no injuries after a Crystal Lake fire on Ned Drive, according to the Crystal Lake Fire Protection District.

The fire protection district was dispatched around 3 a.m. to a fire at 4016 Ned Drive, where a fire had started on the roof of the two-story house, apparently after a lightning strike, Battalion Chief Bob Kohley said on scene.

The fire, which started in the midst of severe weather, was contained to a small portion of the attic, Kohley said, and no injuries were sustained.

Due to the amount of damage from fire and smoke, the structure was deemed uninhabitable by the Crystal Lake Fire Department with an inspection from the McHenry County Department of Planning and Development to be completed today. A family of two was displaced by the fire and is being assisted by family in the area.

Initial damage estimates are $65,000 for the structure.

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