Dorset

'Lightning strike' in Swanage sets roof on fire

A lightning strike is believed to have started a fire in the roof at a Dorset outdoor centre.

Crews were called just before 06:00 to a wooden building at the Wide Horizons Townsend Centre, off Townsend Road, Swanage.

The building had been used as a dormitory, but no one was staying there at the time.

Firefighters worked for an hour-and-a-half to extinguish the fire and remove tiles to damp down the roof.

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