BREAKING NEWS: Lightning strike causes fire at Fernhurst home

WEST Sussex Fire and Rescue crews were this morning (April 25) called to a fire in Fernhurst caused by a lightning strike.

Shortly after 7am, crews from Midhurst and Haslemere attended the home in West Close.

The house was hit by lightning, which travelled through the electricity supply and caused the television to catch fire.

Two hose reels were used to put out the fire, which spread through the living room on the ground floor.

Crews left the scene by 8am and there were no reported injuries.