Home in Lenzie bursts into flames after lightning strike

Damage to the home in Lenzie. Picture: Adam Dunn
Damage to the home in Lenzie. Picture: Adam Dunn
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A house has been struck by lightning during a thunderstorm in East Dunbartonshire.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) remain at the scene following the strike which caused a fire in the roof of a property in Kirkintilloch.

A spokesman for the SFRS said: “We are in attendance. We received a call that a house in Kirkintilloch was struck by lightning at 5.45pm on Saturday evening.

“There are no reports of any casualties and we are still at the scene.”

The lightning strike came as parts of the Scotland were hit by hailstorms and torrential downpours.

There were reports of flash flooding in the north of Glasgow at Bishopbriggs and earlier large hailstones had stopped traffic on the M9 near Stirling.

A Met Office Yellow Be Aware warning for heavy rain and slow-moving thunderstorms is in place until 9pm on Saturday.