On June 26th, 2013 at approximately 0925hrs Somers Fire & Rescue where dispatched to a report of a house on fire at 1820-100th Avenue.
While responding Chief 6300 requested MABAS Box Card 63-1 be activated to the Working Still Alarm as smoke could be seen in the distance.
Upon arrival smoke was showing from a very large multi story brick home from the roof line. Firefighters immediately verified that there were no occupants in the home with one of the owners of the residence.
As firefighters battled the fire Somers Command requested MABAS Box Card 63-1 be upgraded to the 2nd Alarm at 1003hrs for additional manpower and tenders.
The fire was under control within an hour and fire officials determined the blaze was caused by a lightning strike to the home as storms moved through the area.
Firefighters assisting Somers Fire @& Rescue at the scene included:
Pleasant Prairie Fire
Silver Lake Fire
Salem Fire & Rescue
South Shore Fire
Union Grove-Yorkville Fire
Racine Fire Bells Rehab Unit 65