A LIGHTNING strike blew a hole in the roof of a Chester home on Monday evening (August 10).

The incident in Lumley Road happened during a thunderstorm at 6.45pm.

Two fire engines from Ellesmere Port and Powey Lane were deployed to the scene.

On arrival, crews found that a house had been struck by lightning leaving a hole in the roof of the building.

The incident also caused a number of sockets to blow at three addresses.

Firefighter used a 13.5-metre ladder to access the roof of the property to assess the damage and used a thermal imaging camera to check for any hotspots.

They also isolated the gas and electricity at the affected properties.

Crews were in attendance at the scene for around one hour.