Garage in Meopham set ablaze by lightning strike

A garage and nearby trees in Gravesend have been set on fire after they were struck by lightning early this morning.

The detached garage in Meopham, Gravesend was set alight after a lightning strike struck the property around 5:50am today, June 26.

Kent Fire and Rescue Service fire engines were called to the garage in Meadow Lane and found it alight, with flames spreading to nearby trees.

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Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a main jet, a hose reel jet, compressed air foam and water from a local hydrant to extinguish the blaze.

They were also able to prevent further fire spread to nearby woods, and the fire was under control by 8:07am.

The fire service said: “No casualties were reported, and the fire is believed to have to started after lightning struck the property.”

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