A fire late Thursday that came as a thunderstorm ripped through the area left a house in Vernon Hills uninhabitable, but no one was hurt.
Fire crews got to the two-story, single-family home in the 800 block of Saugatuck Trail around 11:45 p.m. and found smoke coming from the roof, according to the Countryside Fire Protection District.
The fire was quickly extinguished, officials said. They’re still investigating what caused it. But the residents, who were home, said they heard thunder and saw lightning before the fire broke out.