A lightning strike caused a house fire in Bedford this morning.
The chimney stack of the house in Primrose Field caught light at around half past six.
The family living there were led to safety. Firefighters in breathing apparatus and an aerial platform were used to bring the fire under control.
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After what's been the hottest day in the region for almost 10 years there are warnings tonight about the dangers of swimming in open water.
Today was the hottest day of the year so far but temperatures will be down a little tomorrow with the risk of thunder.
A sizzling day for the Anglia region with temperatures rocketing into the mid 30's.