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Ipswich: House fire after lightning strike

PUBLISHED: 23:42 14 August 2014 | UPDATED: 10:55 15 August 2014

Daniel Bruce snapped this image of lightning in Tacket Street in Thursday's storm.

Daniel Bruce snapped this image of lightning in Tacket Street in Thursday's storm.

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Four fire crews attended a house fire in Ipswich after a lightning strike during yesterday’s storm.

The blaze broke out at a house in Henslow Road, Ipswich, at 3.50pm on Thursday. Overall four pumps and the aerial appliance attended.

The fire was brought under control by 5.10pm and all occupants were accounted for.

At this stage the extent of the damage is not known.

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  • A web comment you posted has been rejected by a site moderator. Article Name: Ipswich: House fire after lightning strike Comment: Two " lightning " and one " lightening ". Is this what we expect from our local newspapers? Answer; yes it is. Reason: - other

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    Johnthebap

    Friday, August 15, 2014

  • @James Lakin: I made a similar comment but they would not print it. So what we read here could be the tip of the iceberg for what local people think of our 'newspapers'.

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    Johnthebap

    Friday, August 15, 2014

  • You've spelt "lightning" correctly in the headline, and wrongly in the story. Hope you're not doing any stories about A level results.

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    James Lakin

    Friday, August 15, 2014

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