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Lightning Strike on Homes Starts Fire

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7:01am 12th February 2014

A lightning bolt begins a blake in Stithians.

One person has been treated for breathing in smoke after strike on two homes on Tuesday night.

Firecrews from Redruth and Camborne checked on other families living nearby in case of a power surge.

A spokesperson for Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service said: "On receipt of a call stating that a property had been struck by lightning, appliances from Camborne and Redruth were mobilised.

On arrival it was found that two semidetached properties had been struck by lightning with one property heavily smokelogged.

"Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the property with a high pressure hosereel jet and a thermal image camera. A fire was located on the first floor and crews extinguished the fire and proceeded to ventilate the property.

"Further properties in the vicinity were searched to ensure that a power surge had not affected those properties.

"One person was treated by attending Westcountry Ambulance personnel for the effects of smoke inhilation. Fire and rescue personnel stood by until the arrival of Western Power."

7:01am 12th February 2014

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