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Roof destroyed by fire after it was struck by lightning

Video. The roof of a house in Hampshire has been completely destroyed by a fire after it was struck by lightning. Around 45 firefighters were tackling the roof blaze at the property in Shirrell Heath.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue were on scene during last night's thunderstorms and say they are still investigating.

We spoke to the homeowner, Allan Burgess.

Roof of house '100% damaged' by lightning

Roof of house that was struck by lightning Credit: ITV Meridian

The roof of this house in Shirrell Heath was struck by lightning last night.

Forty-six firefighters attended the fire that was caused by the bolt of lightning.

The fire service were called just before 8:30pm.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service say the roof has been 100% damaged.

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