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Lightning strikes Algonquin house

Published: Monday, June 30, 2014 11:50 p.m. CST

The Huntley Fire Protection District at 6:20 p.m. Monday responded to 731 Tuscany Drive in Algonquin after an apparent bolt of lightning struck the house, said Lt. Ken Madziarek.

The lightning strike hit the peak of the roof of the two-story house, and blew out some of the interior walls of the closet in a bedroom, Madziarek said.

A small hole was left in the exterior of the house.

Firefighters on scene reported there was a light haze of electrical odor, but no fire was found, Madziarek said. No one was hurt.

"The family got out safe immediately," Madziarek said.

The lightning strike left less than $5,000 in damage, but the house is habitable, Madziarek said.

- Joseph Bustos

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