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Storm strikes set houses alight

Lightning strikes and heavy rain in Kent have caused fires and flooding overnight.

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Lightning over Folkestone

Our camera operator Siobhan Hart sent us these pictures of sheet lightning over Folkestone at about 2.15am. Kent Fire and Rescue Service were not called out to any fires in the area, but they did receive about a dozen calls related to flooding.

Officers were sent to two locations to advise, but pumps were not required.

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