Lightning hits Aylsham bungalow during storm

A bungalow at Tuddenham Road on the Green Lanes estate at Aylsham had a small hole blown in the roof by a lightning strike during Saturday afternoon's thunderstorms which rumbled around north Norfolk.

Fire crews from Aylsham and North Walsham were called to the scene about 5pm and made the area safe.

Aylsham crew manager Johnny Rayner said there was no fire, but a small hole in the tiles was patched up and made water tight, while the woman resident, who was a little shocked, was comforted.

There was also damage to the television set after the lightning went down the aerial to the lounge. Some other local properties near the strike site, close to the hospital, lost their telephone lines.

Fire crews were also called to a spate of accidents at Felbrigg, Antingham and Hevingham which happened during the afternoon's bad weather.

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