Shed Fire from Lightning Strike

Garage catches fire after lightning strike in Christchurch Victoria Park on the Port Hillsheavy rain on Colombo St

3rd November 2016

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Lyndal Clark

A view of lightning striking the central city from Huntsbury Hill.

 

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Bands of heavy rain sweep across Christchurch in this view from Victoria Park on the Port Hills.

 

 

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A cyclist battles hail and heavy rain on Colombo St on Thursday afternoon.

 

 

 

 

SAM SHERWOOD 

A thunderstorm has struck Canterbury, with a garage ablaze after lightning hit a nearby tree.

A Fire Service spokesman said a garage was on fire at a property on Florida St, Hornby. It was only one weather-related call so far.

The spokesman said a witness reported lightning striking a nearby tree which then dropped onto the garage.

The fire was not threatening any neighbouring properties.

MetService had forecast a high of 20 degrees Celsius for Christchurch with fine spells and showers, and possible heavy thunder in the afternoon.

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