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House Struck By Lightning

Ponsongath near Coverack, Lizard Peninsula at 23/11/2018 11:35

At 11:35hrs a 999 call was received at the Critical Control Centre at Tolvaddon stating that a property had been struck by lightning and was on fire. Fire crews from St Keverne, Helston and Mullion were mobilised.

On arrival, further assistance was requested and fire crews from Penzance, Falmouth, Tolvaddon and St Just are attending.

Firefighters report that the roof of a three storey detached house is well alight and the fire is spreading to the main building. Firefighters, some wearing Breathing Apparatus, are using three jets to fight the blaze.

Update 14:30hrs - Incident still ongoing. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus still committed. Ground monitors and main jets are in use at the incident. Western Power are in attendance.

Update 15:20hrs - Breathing apparatus have now been withdrawn and the fire is believed to be extinguished. Crews are monitoring hotspots and damping down. A fire investigation is underway.

Date Posted: 23/11/2018

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