Around 9 a.m. this morning lightning struck a building at 431 Ridge Ave. causing damage to a tall chimney at that location.

Evanston Fire Chief Greg Klaiber says the strike threw bricks into a third floor residence at 437 Ridge breaking windows.

Around 9 a.m. this morning lightning struck a building at 431 Ridge Ave. causing damage to a tall chimney at that location.

Evanston Fire Chief Greg Klaiber says the strike threw bricks into a third floor residence at 437 Ridge breaking windows.

Crews are currently on the scene assessing further damage. There should not be any displacement of residents, Klaiber says, but traffic has been diverted around Oakton and Ridge. 

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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