A LIGHTNING strike caused a fire that left two Corfe Mullen properties badly damaged.
Firefighters from Poole and Wimborne were involved in tackling the blaze, which was reported at a property in Coronation Way at around 12.19am this morning (September 18).
A Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said the lightning strike caused a ‘significant fire in the roof space of two attached properties’.
“Six fire crews attended, and 12 breathing apparatus wearers used three hose reel jets and two main jets to bring the fire under control,” they added.
“Our stop was at 2.40am and we had left the scene by 5.30am, although a crew will be back this morning for a reinspection in daylight.
“Thankfully no-one was injured and everyone was out safely when we arrived, but the two affected houses are badly damaged.”