A primary school in Plymouth has been evacuated after a building was reportedly struck by lightning.
Firefighters were called to Mount Street Primary School just before 10am this morning.
A witness told Plymouth Live: ‘They were evacuated to the school playground and took shelter in the greenhouses… all are re-entering the building now and fire service is still on scene.’
Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue said that nobody is believed to have been injured.
A spokesperson said: ‘We received the call at 9.57am and two crews initially attended.
‘Crews are still in attendance to make sure there are no signs of fire.’
It comes as the city, and much of the south west, was bit by stormy weather with heavy rain.
A yellow weather warning for thunderstorms from the Met Office is in place for the whole of Devon and parts of Cornwall between 9.30am and 9pm today.
It says: ‘There is a chance of heavy rain and lightning bringing some disruption.’
People were warned of potential disruption including from power cuts, with the warning saying: ‘There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes or perhaps hail.’
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