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Pictures show damage caused to house after being struck by lightning

Picture shows house in Langold hit by lightning. Copyright: SWNS
Picture shows house in Langold hit by lightning. Copyright: SWNS

These pictures show the moment a house was struck by lightning this morning.

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service said crews attended a home on Cross Street, Langold, at about 8.40am.
The fire service added that all persons have been accounted for but said that on arrival the first floor of the property was ‘well alight’.
Crews from Harworth, Worksop and Maltby all attended and have now left the scene.
An tweet by the fire service this morning said: “Fortunately, the occupant had closed the door of the room where the fire started. This helped stop the spread of the fire and allowed them to get out. Always close doors in your home - it could save your life.”

Picture shows house in Langold hit by lightning. Copyright: SWNS

Picture shows house in Langold hit by lightning. Copyright: SWNS

Picture shows house in Langold hit by lightning. Copyright: SWNS

Picture shows house in Langold hit by lightning. Copyright: SWNS

Picture shows house in Langold hit by lightning. Copyright: SWNS

Picture shows house in Langold hit by lightning. Copyright: SWNS