Firefighters respond after Tidworth house struck by lightning

A HOUSE was struck by lightning – starting a fire – during storms on Thursday evening.

At around 5.25pm, firefighters were called to a property in George VI Road, Tidworth, after reports lightning had struck the building and “caught the corner of the roof on fire”.

“Our crews from Ludgershall and Amesbury fire stations attended rapidly and upon arrival discovered that there was a small section of the roof that had be struck by lightning,” a Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said.

“Crews used their thermal imaging camera to check for any hot spots and found there to be no fire spread.”

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