Three fire engines sent to Doncaster house after lightning strike

Firefighters had to be sent to a house in a Doncaster village after a house was struck by lightning in last night’s storm.

Wednesday, 12th May 2021, 10:29 am
Updated Wednesday, 12th May 2021, 10:29 am

Three fire engines were sent to the house on Turnberry Court, Bentley, at 10.55pm, with two dispatched from Doncaster Fire Station and one from Adwick, after they received a call from a worried resident.

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They were sent to the scene as a precaution after television aerial on the property had taken a strike.

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A South Yorkshire and Rescue spokesman said: “We were called as a precaution, because there was smoke coming from the top of the building, caused by a lightning strike.

"There was no sign of fire, but the crews went into the property, including the roof space, to check. But they did not find any fire or smoke damage.”

The crews left the scene after they had finished carrying out their checks, at 40 minutes after they had been called out.

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