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Lightning Strikes Tree In Residential Neighborhood In Winfield, Leaving Neighbors Alarmed

WINFIELD, Ill. (CBS) -- Neighbors in west suburban Winfield were alarmed Monday afternoon when lightning hit a tree and a resident of a neighboring house felt the shock.

The Winfield Fire Protection District said lightning hit a tree in the 27-W-100 block of Fleming Drive.

The lightning was heard throughout town and the fire department had numerous calls about it.

Winfield police said a neighbor called reporting feeling a huge electric shock in their house, but the person was not injured.

Reports of people being struck by lightning in Winfield turned out to be erroneous.

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