Firefighters had been referred to as to a home that was struck by lightning as violent thunderstorms hit the north of England and Scotland on Tuesday night time.

5 hearth crews and a turntable ladder attended the three-storey dwelling in Sheffield at round 7.30pm after a blaze broke out on the roof throughout a storm.

South Yorkshire Fireplace and Rescue service stated: “Firefighters have simply completed tackling a hearth on Millhouses Street, Sheffield.

“It’s thought the blaze, which concerned the roof of a three-storey home, was began when the property was hit by lightning.

“5 hearth engines and a turntable ladder had been referred to as after the decision at 7.28pm.”

No person was damage within the incident.

The home was struck as a storm moved throughout town with a dramatic lightning show and bursts of heavy rain.

The North West skilled related storms, bringing flash flooding and leaving roads and retailers submerged.

Police urged drivers to drop their pace following studies of highway collisions as thunderstorms hit elements of Higher Manchester, Merseyside and Cheshire.

And in Rochdale, a road was flooded after the River Beal burst its banks, with native councillor Andy Kelly saying it was the “worst flood he had seen in 20 years”.

Drivers reported spray and sudden flooding, which led to troublesome driving circumstances and roads being closed.

North West Motorway Police tweeted: “Quite a few studies being acquired throughout the area of flash flooding, leading to collisions.

“Please if out and about, drive to the highway circumstances, drop your speeds.”

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Cheshire Police tweeted: “Watch out if you happen to’re out and about this night, thunderstorms are more likely to have an effect on highway circumstances throughout Cheshire.

“You’ll be able to maintain your self and others protected by slowing down, maintaining a better distance between your self & the car in entrance, utilizing headlights as visibility drops.”

Photos of lightning from throughout the nation had been shared on social media, together with movies of heavy downpours.

Some elements of Scotland had been additionally affected by heavy rainfall, which first began on Monday night time.

The Met Workplace beforehand issued two yellow climate warnings for northwest England and southwest Scotland and elements of Northern Eire, with forecasters predicting the storms would final till Wednesday morning.




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