Lightning strikes London Colney homes

PUBLISHED: 14:59 28 June 2011

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LIGHTNING has struck a row of terrace houses in London Colney, sending the roofs into flames.

The incident has just happened in Telford Road and scores of firefighters are on the scene battling the fire.

A row of six terraced homes was struck by lightning and five of the houses are affected by fire or smoke with three of the roofs ablaze.

Crews from St Albans, Hatfield, Hemel Hempstead, Borehamwood, Watford, Garston as well as retained crews, the aerial ladder platform and the control unit from Hertford are on the scene.

There are currently 16 firefighters in breathing apparatus using five jets and three hose reels to try and bring the blaze under control. Cutting away and other salvage work is also underway.

A spokesperson for the fire service said that nobody is thought to have been injured in the lightning strike but the victim support unit is also on its way to the incident.

More to follow.

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