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Lightning Causes Fire at Naperville Home; Storms Down Trees on Homes

A lightning strike caused a blaze at a Naperville home while powerful storms that hit the area overnight also downed trees, damaging at least two other homes, according to a city of Naperville press release. 

Firefighters were called to 3628 Schillinger Court in Naperville at 9:44 p.m. Monday for a report of a smoke odor after a nearby lightning strike, according to the news release. 

Firefighters first on scene found a fire in the attic. The fire was brought under control within minutes and was contained to the attic area. 

The total damage is estimated at $75,000. The building has been deemed uninhabitable until repairs can be made. No one was injured in the blaze. 

Meanwhile, strong winds caused trees to topple on two homes in Naperville overnight. A home at 305 Royce Woods Court has been deemed uninhabitable until repairs can be made. 

The Naperville Fire Department also responded to several fire alarms, reports of power lines down and odor investigations during the storm. 

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