Two Naperville homes hit by lightning within two minutes
By bill Bird firstname.lastname@example.org April 17, 2013 5:38PM
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
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.