Lightning strike destroys young family's home

Nick Key outside his home in Holland-on-Sea, which has been destroyed by fire

Nick Key outside his home in Holland-on-Sea, which has been destroyed by fire

First published in News

A family have been left homeless after a lightning strike set their bungalow on fire.

Hailey Key was awake in bed, in Keswick Avenue, Holland-on-Sea, when she heard a massive explosion and saw the house light up.

After alerting her husband Nick, the couple got their children, Sophie, six, and Gracie, one, out, called the fire service and watched as their home went up in flames. 

Most of the family’s possessions have been ruined.

Mr Key, 27, said: “Everyone is safe and that is all that matters."

Full story in today's Daily Gazette

Comments (2)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

11:30pm Mon 21 Jul 14

slade1 says...

This happened just a few yards from my home. I wish the family all the best
This happened just a few yards from my home. I wish the family all the best slade1
  • Score: 4

12:37pm Tue 22 Jul 14

jammin says...

Thankfully no one was inured, maybe hard to accept at the minute but possessions can be replaced - people cant!
Thankfully no one was inured, maybe hard to accept at the minute but possessions can be replaced - people cant! jammin
  • Score: 2

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree