A Sheffield home has burst into flames after a freak lightning bolt struck the roof.
Dramatic footage captures the immediate aftermath of the detached Rotherham home engulfed in flames.
The roof had caved in under the immense heat, luckily, no-one was inside the house at the time.
Simon Rodgers, station manager at South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue, said: ‘This appears to be a freak accident caused by a lightning strike, thankfully the family were out at the time, or this could have been a very serious incident.’
A house in Laughton, Rotherham is believed to be have been struck by lightening, luckily nobody was in at the time http://t.co/el0MDOnXb3
— South Yorkshire Fire (@SYFR) July 19, 2014