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.
Two vehicles have been destroyed by a fire in Carlisle.
Firefighters were called to the junction of Tyne Street and London Road at around 1.30am on Monday.
One transit van and a private car were on fire, and the flames the spread to the adjacent building.
Firefighters entered the building and managed to extinguish the fire witht wo hose reels.
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Early indications show that a 'domestic appliance' could be to blame for a major fire at a hotel in Kirkcudbright, according to the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.
More than 30 firefighters and five fire engines were deployed to the Gordon House hotel on Thursday evening, when a large fire broke out at the rear of the building.
Residents in the hotel and surrounding properties were evacuated, but no injuries were sustained.
The fire took several hours to control, due to the difficulty of it's source at the rear of the hotel.
"The fire was out the back on a flat roof section of the building, which is an extension of this listed building. It broke through the roof quite quickly so it was important for crews to get there quickly. There was a danger to our crews of a possible collapse so we initially fought the fire from outside."
A full investigation will now begin to determine what exactly caused the fire.
Police are appealing for information following a fire in Galashiels.
Emergency services were called at around 5pm on Friday to tackle the blaze in the Old Gala Abattoir on Winston Road.
Fire crews and five engines were at the scene until late in the evening and police say the incident is being treated as suspicious.
Anyone with information is asked to call Police Scotland on 101.
Firefighters are tackling a blaze Galashiels.
Emergency services were called to the old abattoir on Winston Road just after 5pm this evening.
Five fire engines and an ambulance are currently at the scene.
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