WEST FRANKFORT, IL (KFVS) - A house in West Frankfort was struck by lightning early Monday morning.
The West Frankfort Fire Chief says lightning struck a home along Avery Road around 3:20 a.m.
It hit a bedroom, damaged a closet and caused severe smoke damage to the attic.
A husband and wife were home at the time. A firefighter was taken to the hospital for overheating as a precaution and has since been released.
Crews were on scene until about 6:30 a.m.