Kent house damaged by fire after lightning strike

Firefighters have tackled a blaze at a house in Kent after it was struck by lightning during heavy storms.

Crews called to the property in Fulston Place, Sittingbourne, on Wednesday night put out a fire in a bedroom. No-one was injured.

Elsewhere in Kent, a lightning strike in the Sevenoaks area caused signalling delays to Southeastern rail services.

Flood alerts are currently in place on the River Bourne, the River Darent and Rivers Eden, Eden Brook and Kent Ditch.

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