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House struck by lightning, Thingwall


Tuesday, 16 June 2020
Barnston Road, Thingwall, Wirral
Fire crews were called to an incident at a house in Barnston Road, Thingwall, on Tuesday 16th June.

Crews were alerted at 7.21pm and on scene at 7.27pm. Four fire engines and an aerial appliance attended.

On arrival, crews found the roof space of the property well alight.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used high pressure hose reel jets to extinguish the fire. The aerial appliance was used to tackle the fire externally.

The fire was extinguished by 10pm with crews continuing to damp down and ventilate the property.

No one is believed to have been injured in the incident.

The fire is thought to have started following a lightning strike to the property.

Crews left the scene at 23.29pm.

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