999 drama after house 'struck by lightning'

LIGHTNING DRAMA: Emergency services are in attendance after reports lightning struck a house in Scotton, near Catterick. File picture

LIGHTNING DRAMA: Emergency services are in attendance after reports lightning struck a house in Scotton, near Catterick. File picture

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EMERGENCY services are in attendance after reports a house was struck by lightning and caught fire during a thunderstorm.

Firefighters were called to Goose Green Close, in Scotton, near Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire, shortly before 5.30pm this evening.

A spokesman for North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said crews from Catterick were currently still at the scene.

He said: "The reports were of a roof on fire after a lightning strike.

"There was a small fire in the roof and crews are still in attendance, helping to salvage property at the house."

Parts of the North-East and North Yorkshire have been battered by heavy rain and thunderstorms in the past few hours.

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7:05pm Fri 8 Aug 14

LUSTARD says...

saw the flash coming back from northallerton about that time you could see deep dark clouds centralised, with lighter cloud either side
saw the flash coming back from northallerton about that time you could see deep dark clouds centralised, with lighter cloud either side LUSTARD
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