MULTIPLE lightning strikes damaged a timber-framed building and telegraph pole in a Worcestershire village.

Lightning struck the building causing a small fire in the roof in Upton Snodsbury on Sunday, June 12 at just after 8pm.

A Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “Two Worcester Fire Station crews attended the B4082 Naunton Road where a single-storey, timber-framed building had been struck by lightning, causing a small fire in the roof.

“One hose reel jet was used to extinguish the flames with external cladding and part of the roof was cut away.

“There were no casualties."

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Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service later received a further three calls relating to lightning strikes on the same road.

The spokesperson said: “One of the Worcester crews then received three further call-outs to properties on Naunton Road at 8.38pm, 9.10pm and 9.29pm.

“They involved a lightning strike to a telegraph pole on the main road with no fire.

“A thermal imaging camera was used to check the scenes with charring to telephone ports.

"There were no casualties and the final crew left the incident at 10.22pm.”