Two hurt as lightning strikes house
Published 09/07/2011 | 06:43
Two women were taken to hospital after a house was struck by lightning, a fire service has said.
A bedroom collapsed and part of the roof was damaged at the property in Newark, Nottinghamshire.
The lightning strike also caused a small fire after it spread through electrical fittings at the house in Robert Dukeson Avenue.
Two appliances were sent to the property on Friday night, a spokeswoman for Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue said, but the blaze was out when crews arrived.
Firefighters used breathing apparatus and a hose reel to make the property safe, she added.