A newly-thatched house in Devon was destroyed by fire after being struck by lightning.
The property, situated in the village of Meeth near Okehampton, was struck by the lightning bolt around 9pm last night (June 10).
A fire quickly spread from the thatched roof to the rest of the property, sparking a major response from regional fire crews.
Two appliances from nearby Hatherleigh and Torrington were first on the scene, before a further six crews from across the county were mobilised.
According to Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service, the fire took several hours to bring under control.
Fortunately, no one was injured as a result of the fire.
Watch video of the fire here: