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Chelmsford: Lightning strike hits home’s chimney

17:22 26 January 2014

A lightning strike has caused a home

A lightning strike has caused a home's chimney to become unstable in Chelmsford

A house has been struck by lightning as the wet weather continues to hit parts of Suffolk and north Essex.

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Fire crews were called to St Catherine’s Road, Chelmsford, just before 12.10pm after reports of a lightning strike.

Appliances from the town arrived to find that the property’s chimney had become unstable.

Firefighters went up a ladder to re-adjust the part of the building, making it safe to leave at 1.15pm.

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