Three people needed medical help after a house in Bridgwater was struck by lightning.
Fire crews were called to the two storey home in Frederick Road just before 9am. They found severe damage to the second floor ceiling . An aerial platform was brought in and major damage was found in the roof space.
An ambulance was called to the scene after a 70-year-old man needed first aid, a 54-year-old man was treated for shock and a 92-year-old woman had chest pains.
A structural engineer and Western Power distribution were also called in.
There were dramatic electrical storms last night, but for one fireman in the Cossham area of Bristol, it was all too close to home.
During the storm, Anthony Dicorato's house was struck by lightning. It left a hole in his roof and destroyed the chimney. Power sockets were blown out and even radiators were thrown from the wall. Luckily, Anthony was out at the time.