UPDATE: Fire destroys roof of Hailsham house

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The roof of a house in Hailsham has been completely destroyed after a fire this morning (Thursday, August 13).

Firefighters were called to the property, in Hawkins Way, at 11am this morning to reports of a house fire caused by a lightning strike.

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Three crews tackled the blaze, which ripped through the roof but thankfully did not spread to any nearby properties.

An investigation to determine the cause of the blaze will now be carried out.

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