Lightning causes roof fire

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A roof went on fire after a house in Lauder was struck by lightning on Sunday afternoon. Firefighters from Lauder and Galashiels fought the blaze at the two-storey home in Thirlestane Drive after receiving a call around 5pm.

Officers said it affected wiring throughout the house and asked ScottishPower to isolate the electricity supply before carrying out salvage work, including sealing holes in the roof.