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Lightning strikes in Cranbrook and causes spectacular skies in Maidstone

Lightning and storms created spectacular night skies last night - as one house was struck during the storm.

Firefighters tackled a house in Cranbrook struck, with two fire engines called to the property in Tenterden Road at 9.50pm.

The main fire in the roof space was out when crews arrived but they cut away and dampened any remaining hot spots. 

Storms have hit Kent this morning. File picture: Nicholas Harper
Storms have hit Kent this morning. File picture: Nicholas Harper

There are no reported injuries from the incident.

Meanwhile, in nearby Shepway, Nicholas Harper captured these dramatic images in the skies around Cambridge Crescent.

The skies in Maidstone are lit up spectacularly. Picture: Nicholas Harper
The skies in Maidstone are lit up spectacularly. Picture: Nicholas Harper
A lightning bolt is clearly seen over Kent. Picture: Nicholas Harper
A lightning bolt is clearly seen over Kent. Picture: Nicholas Harper
This dramatic image of lightning over Herne Bay was captured by Thomas Martin
This dramatic image of lightning over Herne Bay was captured by Thomas Martin
Lightning over Tonbridge last night. Picture: Natural Pose Photography @Naturalpose1
Lightning over Tonbridge last night. Picture: Natural Pose Photography @Naturalpose1

Huge lightning bolts were seen forking across the skies - lightening up the darkness and creating these spectacular images.

But it was not just the skies above Maidstone that provided a light show. Thomas Martin captured a gloomy sky over Herne Bay seafront.

Did you capture any lightning images during last night's storm? Send your pictures to news@thekmgroup.co.uk.

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