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Goole building evacuated after lightning causes fire

Fire scene
Image caption Five fire engines attended the incident on Aire Street in Goole

A building in an East Yorkshire town had to be evacuated after being hit by lightning and catching fire.

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service sent five fire engines to Aire Street in Goole, where the roof of the building was ablaze.

The property houses council offices and unoccupied flats.

The fire service said it had also attended a number of flooding incidents across Goole after heavy rain hit the town.

Matt Smith from the service said the lightning strike caused a fire in the roof void.

"It was relatively bad," he said.

"We eventually got on top with a turntable ladder and two jets."

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