One person has been treated for smoke inhalation after a lightning strike set two Stithians homes on fire last night.

Fireighters from Camborne and Redruth were called out after a call from the public at 11.20pm.

 A fire service spokesman said: "On arrival it was found that two semi detached properties had been struck by lightning with one property heavily smokelogged.

"Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the property with a high pressure hosereel jet and a thermal image camera, a fire was located on the first floor and crews extinguished the fire and proceeded to ventilate the property."

Other properties in the area were searched to ensure that a power surge had not caused problems.

One person was treated by  Westcountry Ambulance personnel for the effects of smoke inhilation. Fire & Rescue personnel stood by until the arrival of Western Power.