Four fire crews were called to a house blaze which was started by a lightning strike during heavy thunderstorms.

Emergency services attended the fire at 1am on Monday after reports of the blaze in Bellamy Drive in Bradwell.

Great Yarmouth Mercury: An aerial ladder platform was called from EarlhamAn aerial ladder platform was called from Earlham (Image: Matthew Knight)

The fire was eventually extinguished almost two hours later at 2.44am by firefighters using main and hose reel jets.

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After the roof was struck by lightning during heavy thunderstorms near the coast, the building caught fire and flames were seen by people living nearby.

An eyewitness reported a blast so loud that her "house windows shivered" at the time of the lightning impact.

Crews from Acle, Great Yarmouth, Gorleston and the Aerial Ladder Platform from Earlham were at the scene.