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Portslade house hit by lightning

The Argus: Portslade house hit by lightning Portslade house hit by lightning

A fierce lightning bolt struck the roof of a house in the early hours of the morning.

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said a property in Mile Oak Road, Portslade, was hit at about 2am.

The strike caused significant damage to the property's roof, which caught fire. The property's elderly occupants were rushed outside and spent the night in a neighbour's home.

Abbey Miles, 23, was also in the house. She said: "It woke us all up. We heard a huge crash from the back of the house, smoke came billowing out and my granddad started trying to get into the loft.

"I ran out into the street screaming  and a neighbour came across and came inside to help get my granddad and nan out the house.

"We all went to the other side of the street and called the fire brigade. It was terrible when we heard it, I was so scared."

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11:21am Fri 18 Jul 14

NathanAdler says...

Good old Grandad trying to get in to the loft. Whilst in hindsight it may have been a dangerous and foolhardy to thing to do, it proves that us oldies are FAR braver than the whippersnappers of today who run a mile from a blooming spider, let alone a house fire!!

Hope their house is soon fixed and they resume back to normal.
Good old Grandad trying to get in to the loft. Whilst in hindsight it may have been a dangerous and foolhardy to thing to do, it proves that us oldies are FAR braver than the whippersnappers of today who run a mile from a blooming spider, let alone a house fire!! Hope their house is soon fixed and they resume back to normal. NathanAdler
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3:19pm Fri 18 Jul 14

sarahmccabe1982 says...

I live round the corner and was filming it on my phone when a bolt of lightning hit and was very close . I believe it was the same bolt that hit this house. Amazing but very scary.
I live round the corner and was filming it on my phone when a bolt of lightning hit and was very close . I believe it was the same bolt that hit this house. Amazing but very scary. sarahmccabe1982
  • Score: 1

5:22pm Fri 18 Jul 14

ButtNuggets says...

sarahmccabe1982 wrote:
I live round the corner and was filming it on my phone when a bolt of lightning hit and was very close . I believe it was the same bolt that hit this house. Amazing but very scary.
Show us..
[quote][p][bold]sarahmccabe1982[/bold] wrote: I live round the corner and was filming it on my phone when a bolt of lightning hit and was very close . I believe it was the same bolt that hit this house. Amazing but very scary.[/p][/quote]Show us.. ButtNuggets
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8:52pm Fri 18 Jul 14

FatherTed11 says...

A likely story. Where there's a blame there's a claim etc....
A likely story. Where there's a blame there's a claim etc.... FatherTed11
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11:41pm Fri 18 Jul 14

disgruntledHove says...

Disbelievers! l hope you saw the news...and the person who was filming.
Disbelievers! l hope you saw the news...and the person who was filming. disgruntledHove
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10:59pm Sat 19 Jul 14

sarahmccabe1982 says...

ButtNuggets wrote:
sarahmccabe1982 wrote:
I live round the corner and was filming it on my phone when a bolt of lightning hit and was very close . I believe it was the same bolt that hit this house. Amazing but very scary.
Show us..
Not sure how to upload video on here. Plus I swear at the end of it because it was so close.
[quote][p][bold]ButtNuggets[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sarahmccabe1982[/bold] wrote: I live round the corner and was filming it on my phone when a bolt of lightning hit and was very close . I believe it was the same bolt that hit this house. Amazing but very scary.[/p][/quote]Show us..[/p][/quote]Not sure how to upload video on here. Plus I swear at the end of it because it was so close. sarahmccabe1982
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