Heavy rain and thunder sweeps through Cumbria and south of Scotland

Cumbria, Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders are feeling the effects of the bad weather today, with a number of traffic disruptions.

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Houses catch fire after lightning strikes

Two houses caught fire after lightning strikes. Credit: ITV Border

Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service has been called to two house fires caused by lightning strikes.

One house caught fire in Penruddock during the morning's storms, and another in Dalston at around 8am.

The fire service say that the fires were put out quickly, but have damaged both buildings considerably.

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