Tree hit by lightning in Leyland park

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A tree was hit by lightning in a Lancashire park today as the weather suddenly changed for the worse.

Firefighters were called to Worden Park, Leyland,this afternoon, after reports of a lightning strike.

The humid weather had suddenly turned stormy and thundery,

Officers from Leyland found a tree on fire and used a hosereel to put out the flames.

A fire brigade spokesman said there was no other damage to the park and no further reports in the area as yet.