Home struck by lightning as storms roll over Norfolk and Suffolk
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A home was struck by lightning as storms rolled over Norfolk.
The bolt hit a home in Bush Drive in Eccles-on-Sea, in north-east Norfolk, at just before 6pm on Saturday (July 20).
Fire crews from Stalham and Mundesley went to the scene.
A spokesman for Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service said: "We had a call from the occupier stating there had been a lightning strike and they could smell smoke.
"As soon as we get a call stating smoke can be smelled we got out there, because one of the dangers with lightning strikes is that fires can be hidden in wood and smoulder away for a while and then it catches fire.
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"We did a full safety sweep of the house and then came away."
Fire crews were at the scene for just over 20 minutes before they left the scene.
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In Norwich, there were just a couple of rumbles of thunder before the storm passed.
Dan Holley, from University of East Anglia-based forecasters Weatherquest tweeted: "Most thunderstorms have weakened now, with just a line of showers continuing to drift southwards across Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire."
He said parts of west Norfolk had received an estimated 20mm of rain, with a sudden drop in temperature from 23C to 16C.