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Chelmsford: Lightning strike hits home’s chimney

17:22 26 January 2014

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

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.

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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