Roof fire after lightning strikes in Storridge, Herefordshire

Firefighters tackled the blaze in Storridge.

Firefighters tackled the blaze in Storridge.

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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.

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10:11am Tue 22 Jul 14

mizza21 says...

A roof cannot ignite, or set on fire.
The roof, you see, is not an active participant in the fire setting.

The roof can be set lite to but it cannot set set on fire as it has no capacity to strike a match or hold a magnifying glass at the right length to concentrate the rays of the sun etc etc.

I would've thought such a fine organ as the HT would have picked up such poor English during the extensive proof reading process that all it's journalistic copy is subjected to...:-|
A roof cannot ignite, or set on fire. The roof, you see, is not an active participant in the fire setting. The roof can be set lite to but it cannot set set on fire as it has no capacity to strike a match or hold a magnifying glass at the right length to concentrate the rays of the sun etc etc. I would've thought such a fine organ as the HT would have picked up such poor English during the extensive proof reading process that all it's journalistic copy is subjected to...:-| mizza21
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6:11pm Tue 22 Jul 14

littlewhitebull says...

Mizza, young mate, remember that proof reading is a relative art - it seems simple; the point you made is an example of something that is rather lax.
Many years ago, a newspaper in the USA issued an apology for a typographical error. It read as follows:
'We would like to apologise for an error in last week's edition. We stated that: "Albert Hoffnagle is a defective with the police force."
'Naturally, this should have read: "Albert Hoffnagle is a detective with the police farce."'
Mizza, young mate, remember that proof reading is a relative art - it seems simple; the point you made is an example of something that is rather lax. Many years ago, a newspaper in the USA issued an apology for a typographical error. It read as follows: 'We would like to apologise for an error in last week's edition. We stated that: "Albert Hoffnagle is a defective with the police force." 'Naturally, this should have read: "Albert Hoffnagle is a detective with the police farce."' littlewhitebull
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