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Arnold house damaged by fire during thunderstorms

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A home in Arnold has been severely damaged by fire during a thunderstorm which rocked the area.

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue said that crews from Arnold, Stockhill, Carlton and London Road were called out to tackle a ‘well developed fire in the roof space’ of a domestic property on Harwood Close.

They said the call was received at 0.2.50hrs.

Officers wearing breathing apparatus used two hose reel jets to extinguish the blaze.

They said the property had been ‘severely damaged’ by the fire.

Crews said they will be returning to the property today to investigate the cause.

There was speculation that the damage had been caused by a lightning strike.

A spokesman for Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue added: “The cause of the fire is still to be determined.

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“Crews will be returning to the property throughout the day to reinspect.”

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  1. Did anyone hear a lightning strike around the gedling village area last night? Sounded like an explosion which made my living room shake!


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