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House struck by lightning in Wiltshire

House struck by lightning in Wiltshire Credit: ITV West Country/Rob Murphy

A house in Littlejohn Avenue in Melksham caught on fire after being struck by lightning last night. Fire crews are still at the scene but no one has been hurt.

Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service says it has received over 200 calls for assistance since yesterday evening due to the severe weather.

Fire crews are on the scene Credit: ITV West Country/Rob Murphy

The emergency service is also urging all drivers to take care on the roads this morning due to floodwater and the potential for some manhole covers to be raised.


House struck by lightning in Somerset

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.

Amazing pictures: lightning hits fireman's home taking radiators off the walls

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.


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