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Lightning damages two houses in Rainham

PUBLISHED: 18:35 14 August 2014

A couple returned home after they were called by a firefighter telling them that their kitchen was filled with smoke after they left their dishwasher on.

A couple returned home after they were called by a firefighter telling them that their kitchen was filled with smoke after they left their dishwasher on.

TONY GAY at tonephote@aol.com

Two houses were struck by lightning this afternoon as stormclouds gathered in the area.

Firefighters from Hornchurch were called to addresses in Princes Park, Rainham at 2.50pm.

One person was at home in one of the properties at the time but fortunately nobody was hurt.

However, the roofs and loft spaces of both properties have been damaged.

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