Gallery: Firefighters called out after property struck by lightning in Shotley

Scene of the lightning strike on house in Kirkton Close, Shotley

Scene of the lightning strike on house in Kirkton Close, Shotley - Credit: citizenside.com

FIREFIGHTERS have been called out to a home in Shotley following a report that it has been struck by lightning.

Neighbours reported hearing a loud bang before the fire started in the property in Kirkton Close.

It is understood two fire engines are currently on the scene.

An eye-witness said: “I heard a flash and bang. The fire is coming through the windows and the roof has gone.”

A spokeswoman for Suffolk police said officers had attended as groups of people were in the streets watching the fire service work.