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Evanston city officials say they believe this photo shows the lightning bolt that sparked a house fire at 1510 Wesley Ave. last Wednesday evening.

Fire Chief Greg Klaiber says the image was captured by a city camera mounted atop the Rotary International building.

The fire did substantial damage to the home and firefighters had to fight the blaze amid a torrential downpour. But no injuries were reported.

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Lightning sparks fire in home on Wesley (6/22/16)

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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