Fire service called to three houses struck by lightning in York

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Fire crews have been called to three houses struck by lightning in York this morning as thunderstorms roll in across Yorkshire.

North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service was called to a house hit by lightning in Carrfield, York, at 7.58am

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Crews were then called to Nether Poppleton at 8.14am which damaged the house.

A spokesman said: "Crews were called to reports of a house struck by lightning.

"Crews reported that the lightning has caused damage internally and externally.

"Crews accessed the roof using a 9m ladder and used a hose reel as a covering jet. They assisted with trying to make the roof water tight."

Then the service was called to a house hit by lightning in Wiggington, York, at 9.01am.

A spokesman added: "Crews are in attendance and found a small fire had occured in cables of a TV. The fire was out on the arrival of crews. Crews are investigating the area/street to check for other damage."

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Safety advice in thunder and lightning

"With localized flooding possible we're asking that people don't drive through flooded roads if they don't know how deep the water is.

"We would also that that people drive considerately as driving fast through large puddles/ flood water in built up areas can cause bow waves that then enter properties.

"Unplug non-essential electrical appliance sto avoid damge from power surges caused by lightning

"If it's safe to do so clear guttering of debris to help reduce the chances of flooding

"Check on those who might be vulnerable such as elderly friends/relatives and neighbours."