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.
Thunder and lightning has been spreading across the West Country this evening. This short video was sent in to us by a viewer, Sean Oaten, who filmed it over Taunton.
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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.
Many of us experienced wild weather last night (Monday) as a thunderstorm swept across part of the region.
One ITV West Country viewer captured some of the thunder and lightning on his phone...
An 11 year old Wiltshire boy, who survived being struck by lightning at his school gates in Swindon, has been talking about his remarkable recovery.
Joe Compton's heart stopped after he was hit during a storm in September. He's now out of hospital, and is recovering at home.
School children in Swindon will be given first aid lessons on how to save lives by St Johns Ambulance.
It comes after an 11-year-old student was struck by lightning outside the Dorcan Academy last week.
A schoolboy is recovering in hospital after surviving a direct hit by lightning.
Joe Compton, a pupil at the Dorcan Academy in Swindon, was struck yesterday afternoon. Teachers, staff from a nearby leisure and ambulance crews saved his life after managing to restart his heart.
The family of 11 year old Joe Compton, the Swindon schoolboy who was hit by lightning, have thanked the people at Dorcan Academy and leisure complex who reacted so quickly.
They told our Wiltshire reporter Robert Murphy:
"We would like to express our gratitude to the PE staff & leisure centre staff who came to Joe’s aid. We owe a huge amount of thanks to them."
Joe remains in a stable condition in Frenchay Hospital in South Gloucestershire.