Lightning may have lead to house fire in Forde

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A brief but intense storm cell that swept through the capital yesterday afternoon may have caused a house fire in Forde.

Emergency crews were called to the blaze on Justice Kelly Street at around 4:40pm.

The fire was contained to the roof and early investigations indicate it may have been caused by lightning.

The storm also brought gusty winds, showers and even small pockets of hail to areas such as Palmerston and Harrison.