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Lightning struck houses, a freight depot and railway property in Folkestone and Hythe

By Sam Lennon

Lightning strikes caused havoc in Shepway last night.

It caused fire at an electrical substation and houses were struck.

The incidents happened between 7.10pm to 9.15pm.

Electric storms savaged Shepway last night. Picture Freddie Lee Thompson Photography

Electric storms savaged Shepway last night. Picture: Freddie Lee Thompson Photography

Crews fought a fire in an electrical substation at the Dollands Moor freight depot in Folkestone.

They also attended another incident at an isolation control building, used to control electrical flow on railways, at the railside at Sandling Road, Hythe.

Crews also rushed to two houses in Eversley Road, Seabrook, which were struck by lightning.

Homes were damaged by lightning strikes. Picture Freddie Lee Thompson Photography

Homes were damaged by lightning strikes. Picture: Freddie Lee Thompson Photography

Kent Fire and Rescue Service said that there were no signs of fire but wiring in both properties were affected.

Crews checked the houses and used ladders to make windows and roofing safe.

A spokesman for Folkestone Fire Station said: “There was damage to roofing and guttering and we put up sheeting for protection until repairs could be made next day.”

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