Lightning struck the roof of a house above the room where a six-week-old baby was sleeping in a cot.
A couple and their two children escaped unhurt, but their house in Blyth was badly damaged. Daniel Smith and a neighbour fought the fire themselves before the fire brigade arrived.
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A 19-year-old woman has sadly died from her injuries. Another female has been taken to hospital with serious injuries.
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Two men have appeared in court charged with the murder of a woman whose body was found in a burning car in Houghton.