Lightning strikes Normal home Thursday morning, causes fire
Around 7:30 Thursday morning, lightning struck the attic of 1317 Ogelthorpe, just shy of the front entry. The owner of the house was home at the time and walked out after the strike and saw smoke and flames near the front door.
Heavy fire was found in the attic by the Normal Fire Department and off-duty firemen and the Rapid Intervention Team from the Bloomington Fire Department were called to assist.
Luckily, the fire was out within 25 minutes and no one was injured.
There is approximately $60,000 worth of damage with most of it affecting the attic. The home is insured.