Stoke-on-Trent bedroom fire caused by lightning strike
- 7 June 2014
- From the section Stoke & Staffordshire
A lightning bolt started a fire in the home of a sleeping family in Stoke-on-Trent.
Lightning struck the television aerial and blew a hole in the roof, setting alight the room below and cutting the power supply, Staffordshire Fire Service said.
It happened at about 08:00 BST on Annette Road in Fenton. Firefighters have put out the blaze.
More storms are expected later, the Met Office has warned.