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Shorewood neighborhood cleans up after fire possibly started by lightning
SHOREWOOD - Officials with the North Shore Fire Department said Thursday morning that a lightning strike may have led to a fire that burned through the upper floors of a home in Shorewood.
Two firefighters were hospitalized with what authorities described as minor injuries. They have been released.
The fire happened around 8:45 p.m. Wednesday night near the corner of North Murray Avenue and East Menlo Boulevard.
That fire lit up the night sky from the fire above the home.
Firefighters initially confirmed that everyone inside the home evacuated without injury.
Fire officials say that they found heavy fire in the third floor and attic of the home.
North Shore Fire crews worked hard to put out the fire using two ladder trucks.
Officials estimate about $300,000 in damage.
This was the second time in 11 years that the home suffered fire damage.