Fire damages home in Orland Park
April 10, 2013 1:00PM
Firefighters work to extinguish a house fire after a lightning strike in the 9000 block of Fairway drive in Orland Park, Illinois, Wednesday, April 10, 2013. | Joseph P. Meier~Sun-Times Media
Updated: April 10, 2013 7:06PM
An Orland Park woman who “thought I was dead” said she thinks a lightning strike caused a fire that left her home damaged Wednesday.
Firefighters responded about 9 a.m. to the fire in the 9000 block of Fairway Drive.
The homeowner, who asked not to be identified, said she happened to take the day off and was lying in bed when “the whole room flashed and ‘boom’ the whole house shook.”
She said she could smell something burning and went outside and saw the roof was on fire.
Fire officials did not respond Wednesday to requests for more information.
Contributing: Joseph P. Meier