Lightning strike destroys workshop on Hayling Island

A LIGHTNING strike has caused a fire to rip through a workshop in a residential street in Hayling Island.

Monday, 17th August 2020, 12:53 pm
Updated Monday, 17th August 2020, 2:40 pm

Fire crews from stations on the island and Havant were mobilised at 8.15am this morning to Wheatlands Avenue.

It follows the Met Office placing Portsmouth under a yellow alert for thunderstorms across the weekend and today.

A spokesman from Hampshire Fire And Rescue Service said: ‘There was a fire involving a workshop at the rear of a property, and it was extinguished using a hose reel jet and two breathing apparatus.

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Crews from Hayling and Havant fire stations have put out a blaze in a workshop caused by a lightning strike on August 17 2020. Picture: @HaylingFire21

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‘The fire was caused by a lightning strike and the stop message came in at 9.22am.’

No one was injured in the incident.

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