52-year-old Lorraine Gibson was watching TV in her UK home, when a lightning bolt tore through her roof, inches from where she lay on her bed causing her home to burst up in flames. The bolt made a huge hole in the roof which created a fire through the loft.
Lorraine Gibson who had lived in the house for 25 years described hearing a boom before an explosion.
She said: “I was in the bedroom watching TV and I was watching the storm out of the window. I remembered thinking to myself I shouldn’t have bothered watering those plants and then I got back into bed. It was around 4pm and then there was this massive boom. I jumped off the bed and it was like an explosion had hit the house. All the electricity just went off and the TV started sizzling. I didn’t dare touch anything and I started to make my way downstairs. As I was coming down the stairs the neighbours were banging on the door, shouting the house was on fire.”