Houses struck by lightning during storm

Houses struck by lightning during storm

Houses struck by lightning during storm

First published in News

A family of four has been made homeless after their house was struck by lightning.

Fire crews were called to Keswick Avenue, Holland-on-Sea, at 4.25am today, to reports of two bungalows on fire.

One of the homes was alight, while the second was heavily smoke logged.

Firefighters using breathing apparatus had put the fire out by 6.40am.

Essex County Fire and Rescue Service was also called to a second incident in Clacton Road, Elmstead Market, at 6.10am, when a garage caught fire.

Crews worked quickly to douse the flames before the fire spread to the adjoining house, and had dealt with the incident by 7am,

 

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8:57pm Sat 19 Jul 14

Boris says...

Don't all homes have lightning conductors? If these bungalows didn't, why not?
Don't all homes have lightning conductors? If these bungalows didn't, why not? Boris
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10:21pm Mon 21 Jul 14

William George says...

It is most deeply hoped that the unfortunate residents of the two bungalows soon recover from their shock in the unexpected thunder strike that caused loss and any damages to their homes, and I wish them good luck soon.
It is most deeply hoped that the unfortunate residents of the two bungalows soon recover from their shock in the unexpected thunder strike that caused loss and any damages to their homes, and I wish them good luck soon. William George
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