Three Jersey properties struck by lightning

Three properties in Jersey have been struck by lightning.

Jersey Fire and Rescue said it was called to separate incidents as a result of "simultaneous lightning strikes" at about 08:45 BST on Wednesday. The service said five fire appliances and 23 firefighters had attended the three sites in St Brelade and St Ouen. No-one was injured during the strikes and members of the public were asked to avoid the areas.

The first fire in St Brelade involved a commercial garage where fuel was ignited by the lightning strike, Jersey Fire and Rescue said. At a private property near Les Quennavais School in St Brelade, a chimney exploded following the strike, spreading debris over the surrounding area and damaging the property's roof and loft.

In St Ouen, a third property suffered "significant internal and electrical damage" as a result of the strike, fire teams said.