Storm Gareth: Family 'terrified' by lightning strike in Cotehill

Not too far from where I was in Carlisle, and it was like flashbulbs were going off outside because the lightning was so close.

"A huge bolt of lightning hit the house and took part of the roof off and shattered the chimney.
"It went right down the chimney and blew the whole fireplace out, smashing it to pieces. We also have a few cracked walls that are letting in water.
"We knew there was a storm coming but didn't expect lightning like this."


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