Roof destroyed after lightning strike

Shirrel Heath- fire

A home in Shirrel Heath had its roof completely destroyed by fire following a thunderstorm last nigh.

Around 45 firefighters from Wickham, Bishops Waltham, Droxford, Fareham and Hightown attended a five pump roof fire in a two storey dwelling last night at around 8pm

Firefighters had to use breathing apparatus and an aerial ladder platform from Southsea to extinguish the fire. A special equipment unit from Cosham was also deployed.

As well 100% per cent damage to the roof the first floor was also slightly damaged by fire.

A lightning strike is believed to be the cause.

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