Lightning strike starts roof fire on house in Eccleshall.

Firefighters were called out to a house roof fire in Chatcull, Staffordshire on Tuesday 1st August after it was reportedly struck by lightning.

 Fire crews from Cheadle, Hanley, Loggerheads and Stone attended and extinguished the fire. A spokesman for Staffordshire Fire & Rescue said ‘‘The caller reported a house had caught fire after being struck by lightning”.

The property was well alight on arrival. The fire has burned through the roof space of the home, causing some of the structure to collapse.

A lightning strike is one of nature’s most destructive elements, a single lightning bolt can carry up to 1 billion volts of energy and can reach temperatures of 28,000ºC.

A way to protect your home and building against lightning strikes would be to install a protection system that gives a safe and low impedance path to earth.

Woodward Group install Lightning protect systems that are tailored to a buildings structure. We ensure that the protection system is serviced, maintained and tested under all seasonal conditions in accordance with the BSI standards.

Call one of our lighting protection engineers to come and do a free assessment and survey your property Tel: 01283 819379

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