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Lightning starts fire at Houghton Regis sheltered home

Red House Court hit by lightning Image copyright SOUTH BEDS NEWS AGENCY
Image caption The fire in the roof was caused by lightning

Lightning has caused a fire in the roof of a sheltered housing facility in Bedfordshire.

Residents of Red House Court, in Houghton Regis, were temporarily evacuated following the strike at about 16:00 BST.

Crews from Bedfordshire and Luton Fire and Rescue Service attended the home on The Green and the fire was out by 17:00.

Nobody was injured by the lightning strike or fire.

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Image caption The fire was put out by crews from Bedfordshire and Luton Fire and Rescue Service