Garage and car set on fire after being struck by lightning strike in West Yorkshire

A garage was set on fire after being struck by lightning in West Yorkshire.

Wednesday, 12th May 2021, 7:02 am
Updated Wednesday, 12th May 2021, 8:04 am
The garage was set on fire after being struck by lightening in Whitley Road, Dewsbury. Photo: Google and WY Police Dogs.

It happened at 11.35pm on Tuesday, May 11.

A double garage with a car inside was struck by lightning in Whitley Road in Dewsbury.

The fire service reports that the whole garage was alight.

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Crews from Mirfield and Dewsbury went to the scene and used two hose reels and breathing apparatus.

A West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: "Fire involving a double detached domestic garage with car inside following a reported lightning strike.

"Garage was 100 per cent involved in fire.

"Crews used 2 hose reels and 2 breathing apparatus.

"Appliances from Mirfield and Dewsbury attended."