South East Wales

Lightning sparks fire at Abercarn bell tower

Lightning at Swansea (Pic: Ashley Williams) Image copyright Ashley Williams
Image caption Lightning over Swansea on Thursday night

Lightning has struck a bell tower in Caerphilly county and caused a small fire.

The blaze at the disused St Luke's Church, Abercarn, broke out shortly before 01:00 BST.

Crews from South Wales Fire and Rescue brought the fire under control by 01:30 BST.

More thunderstorms are expected to hit much of Wales on Saturday leading to warnings of localised flooding.

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