One injured after lightning sparks Hawthorn Woods house fire

  • Lake Zurich firefighters battled a blaze sparked by lightning Saturday night in Hawthorn Woods. One resident was injured and the home was declared uninhabitable.

    Lake Zurich firefighters battled a blaze sparked by lightning Saturday night in Hawthorn Woods. One resident was injured and the home was declared uninhabitable. Courtesy of Lake Zurich Fire Department

 
Updated 10/15/2017 11:50 AM

A lightning strike sparked a house fire that sent one person to the hospital and displaced a Hawthorn Woods family Saturday night, authorities said.

The Lake Zurich Fire Department said the fire started about 7 p.m. on Newhaven Drive. Firefighters arrived to find fire and smoke in the attic.

 

They quickly evacuated residents and worked to extinguish the fire, officials said.

A resident was taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. An update on the person's condition was not available Sunday.

The home was declared uninhabitable, with damage estimated at $100,000. The Red Cross assisted family members with temporary living arrangements, officials said.

Lake Zurich firefighters received assistance from the Barrington-Countryside, Buffalo Grove, Countryside, Lincolnshire, Long Grove, Mundelein, Palatine, Palatine Rural and Wauconda fire departments.

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