Advanced Search

Evanston RoundTable | Evanston, IL

home : city news : city news June 24, 2016

6/18/2014 5:44:00 PM
Lightning Strike at 621-23 Sheridan Rd.


Today, June 18, at approximately 11:37 a.m., Evanston Fire & Life Safety Services fire companies were dispatched to 621 Sheridan Rd. to investigate a report of an explosion in the building’s courtyard.

Arriving companies found that a three-story brick residential building with nine units had been struck by lightning. The electrical power feed to the building was knocked out along with a portion of the building’s chimney, which collapsed on two separate attached porch sections of the building.

The residents will be displaced while City Building Division personnel, a structural engineer, fire officials, along with the building’s management evaluate the building’s structural integrity and electrical system.

There was no fire related to the lightning strike and no injuries were sustained. The Red Cross is assisting with the displaced families.

Article Comment Submission Form

The RoundTable welcomes your comments. We will try to post comments within a few hours, but there may be a longer delay at times. Comments containing mean-spirited, libelous or ad hominem attacks will not be posted.

Note: Your full name is required. Your telephone number and e-mail will not be posted. You may type your comments in the space below, or you may type them in a word document and cut and paste them in the space below.

Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Last Name:
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.

Click to View Upcoming Events
      1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30    
Submit Event

HomeVideosCommunity PostsObituariesClassifiedsAdvertiseAbout UsContact UsRestaurantsHow To
Copyright 2008-15 - Evanston RoundTable LLC, Evanston, IL 60202, 847-864-7741, All Rights Reserved
Software © 1998-2016 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved