A ROOF was set on fire after being hit by a lightning bolt in Storridge on Saturday.

Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service was called just after 3pm to a detached two-storey house on the A4103 in the village.

Firefighters used breathing apparatus and a hose reel to tackle the fire which caused superficial damaged in the roof space.

The lightning strike also damaged the circuits causing a fire in the fusebox in the ground floor toilet.