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The roof is completely gone from the house in Woodilee after the lighting strike
A man whose house was set on fire by a lightning strike in East Dunbartonshire has told BBC Scotland his family are "devastated".Frank Malcolm was watching TV with his wife and two children at their home in Woodilee when the roof burst into flames on Saturday.They thought it was a power cut and only realised the property was on fire when neighbours alerted them.Mr Malcolm said the damage means they have "lost the whole house".Pictures on social media showed flames leaping from the roof of the property.
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was called to the scene at about 17:45 on Saturday. No-one was injured.
Pictures on social media showed flames coming from the roof of the building after the strike on Saturday
The roof burst into flames on Saturday evening
Mr Malcolm, a surveyor, said: "A neighbour knocked on the door and told us to get out as the house was on fire."He said the damage was extensive, with everything upstairs in the property "gone".He added: "We've lost the whole house."
The family did not realise the house was on fire until neighbours came to their door
Mr Malcolm said the blaze meant they had "lost the whole house"
The family had only moved into the property seven months ago and are now staying temporarily with a neighbour.The lightning strike came as parts of Scotland were struck by extreme weather including hailstorms, torrential downpours and flash flooding.
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