House catches fire after lightning strike

A Fife house went on fire after being hit by lightning this morning, with firefighters still on the scene.

Wednesday, 24th July 2019, 11:14 am
Lightning hit the Kingdom last night.

The fire service were called to battle the blaze in the upper part of a property in George street, Markinch at around 5.30am this morning.

Now a fresh weather warning has been issued for Fife, with more thunder, lighting, and downpours headed our way.

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “We were alerted at 5.29am on Wednesday, July 24 to reports of a fire at a property in George Street, Markinch.

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“Operations Control mobilised three fire engines and a height appliance to the scene, where crews extinguished a well-developed fire within the roof space of a detached two-storey property.

“There were no reported casualties.

“A single appliance remains at the scene.”

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