- Tyne Tees
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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