Boy, 2, ‘fortunate to be alive’ after dwelling bursts into flames when it’s struck by lightning

Boy, 2, ‘lucky to be alive’ after home bursts into flames when it’s struck by lightning


A mum has mentioned her two-year-old son is “fortunate to be alive” after their dwelling burst into flames when it was struck by lightning.

Claire Brooks, 30, eliminated her son from his bed room on the property in Haxby, North Yorkshire, simply hours earlier than it caught hearth on Friday night. 

The 2 of them and the boy’s father Liam have been safely sheltered when the home burned down after being struck at roughly 8.15pm.

Radio presenter Claire mentioned her son’s room was the primary to burn and he would have usually been asleep when it occurred, the Mirror reported.

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The end terrace property suffered extensive damage after the storm on Friday evening (Picture: SWNS)The end terrace property suffered extensive damage after the storm on Friday evening (Picture: SWNS)

The top terrace property suffered intensive injury after the storm on Friday night (Image: SWNS)

Photos and pictures confirmed the destroyed dwelling, which has been left with a 10ft gap within the roof.

It took 25 firefighters to deliver the blaze underneath management. 

Police confirmed there have been no accidents and everybody had been evacuated.

North Yorkshire Police tweeted: “No accidents are reported and the property has been evacuated.

“Native residents are suggested to remain away from the realm to permit emergency companies to deal.”

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A spokesperson for the North Yorkshire Hearth Service added: “5 crews from Huntington, York and Acomb have handled a hearth to a home property following a lightning strike.

“The top terraced property suffered intensive hearth, warmth and smoke injury to the entire constructing. Crews used 10 respiratory equipment, four hosereel jets, varied ladders, lighting, hand instruments and thermal imaging cameras.”

On Friday, temperatures hit 37.8C within the UK which is the best of the 12 months.

The Met Workplace issued a yellow climate warning for thunderstorms in some areas.



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