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Houses catch fire after lightning strikes

Two houses caught fire after lightning strikes. Credit: ITV Border

Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service has been called to two house fires caused by lightning strikes.

One house caught fire in Penruddock during the morning's storms, and another in Dalston at around 8am.

The fire service say that the fires were put out quickly, but have damaged both buildings considerably.

WATCH: Heavy rainfall over Hawick

This video, by Richard Oliver, shows the heavy rainfall in Hawick this morning.

Police warn drivers about hazardous weather

Police are warning drivers in Cumbria to take care, as heavy rain and thunder sweeps across the county.

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Trains delayed between Carlisle and Lockerbie

Virgin Trains. Credit: ITV Border

Rail services between Carlisle and Lockerbie are delayed, because of a fault with the signalling system between Carstairs and Lockerbie.

The fault is thought to have been caused by the bad weather sweeping through the region.

Disruption is expected to continue until around 12pm.

Hundreds of homes without power in Cumbria

Power cuts are being reported throughout the region. Credit: ITV Border

Hundreds of properties in Cumbria are without power, as heavy rain and thunder storms sweep through the region.

In Penrith, 987 homes have lost power, with properties also affected in Little Salkeld.

The affected roads are listed as Brecken Ridge, South Esk and Meadow Court.

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