Lightning Causes House Fire

10 June 2018, 06:19 | Updated: 10 June 2018, 06:42

Lightning strike Lenzie fire

A house has been struck by lightning during a thunderstorm in East Dunbartonshire.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service remain at the scene following the strike which caused a fire in the roof of a property in Kirkintilloch.

A spokesman said: "We are in attendance. We received a call that a house in Kirkintilloch was struck by lightning at 5.45pm on Saturday evening.

"There are no reports of any casualties and we are still at the scene."

The lightning strike came as parts of the Scotland were hit by hailstorms and torrential downpours.

There were reports of flash flooding in the north of Glasgow at Bishopbriggs and Dalmuir.

Railways lines had to be closed in both areas after the tracks were left under water.

Earlier large hailstones stopped traffic on the M9 near Stirling.

A Met Office 'Yellow Be Aware' warning for heavy rain and slow-moving thunderstorms is in place until 9pm on Saturday.