Lightning strike sparks fire in Abson

fireengineA lightning strike is believed to have sparked a fire at a farm in Abson, near Wick, today.

When fire crews arrived at Abson Road  at 1.15am they found a building used as an office was well alight.

Using two high pressure hose reels and a 45mm jet, two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguish the blaze, which caused extensive damage.

An investigation found it most probably started accidentally after being struck during a storm as all other possible causes were ruled out.

Crews worked hard to prevent the fire from spreading to neighbouring and adjoining buildings.