Hereford & Worcester

Worcestershire farm blaze started by lightning bolt

A fire at a Worcestershire farm is believed to have been caused by a lightning bolt.

Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service said several vehicles at a farm in Inkberrow were damaged by the fire.

A spokesman said firefighters were called shortly before 2200 BST on 6 May after a caravan and car caught fire.

Firefighters moved gas cylinders stored at the farm to safety. A 4x4 vehicle, a motorhome and several trailers were damaged.

Station Commander Mark Strutt said: "The fire coincided with a very heavy thunder storm in the area and initial fire investigation suggests that the blaze was started by a bolt of lightning."

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