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Two Naperville homes hit by lightning within two minutes

Naperville firefighters work cover hole rohome 3100 block Kingbird Lane Naperville's southwest side Wednesday April 17 2013 following lightning strike.

Naperville firefighters work to cover a hole in the roof a home in the 3100 block of Kingbird Lane on Naperville's southwest side on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, following a lightning strike. | Jeff Cagle~For Sun-Times Media

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Updated: May 20, 2013 7:32PM



The fierce thunderstorms generated lightning that struck two houses within two minutes of one another Wednesday afternoon in southern Naperville.

Deputy Naperville Fire Department Chief Rick Sander said the first bolt struck at 3:27 p.m. and damaged a house on the 3100 block of Kingbird Lane. That is on the city’s southwest side and southwest of the intersection of 95th Street and Route 59.

Sander said lightning struck two minutes later at 3:29 p.m., damaging a house on the 2400 block of Thaxton Court. That home is just south and west of Walnut Ridge Park on the far southeast side.

The houses are roughly six miles apart.



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