Lightning blows hole in roof, causes fire
BERWYN – Lightning struck a Berwyn apartment and business building, blowing a hole in the roof and causing a fire at 4:53 p.m. April 17.
Flames were seen coming from the roof of the building at 3214 S. Grove Ave. and police evacuated store occupants at Urban Mutt, 3214 S. Grove Ave., and Classic Hair Design Salon, 3212 S. Grove Ave.
Fire Chief Denis O’Halloran said the lightning caused a fire in the attic space, causing heavy smoke that obscured visibility on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe tracks along Stanley and Windsor roads.
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