Lightning damage at Chicago area homes

July 25, 2009 (CHICAGO) Some residents were dealing Saturday with damage left behind.

Lightning struck a three-story apartment building on the 3800 block of West Palmer on Chicago's Northwest Side and sparked a fire in one apartment, causing some frightening moments for the people inside, but no one was hurt. The lightning also caused bricks to explode off the building and onto the street below, damaging at least two cars.

Lightning is also blamed for a house fire in south suburban Monee. The fire sent smoke through the roof of a home at 256th Street and Kensington Lane.

The family living at the home said the lightning strike shook the whole house, but everyone got out safely.

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