Garage catches fire after lightning strike in Christchurch
A thunderstorm has struck Canterbury, with a garage ablaze after lightning hit a nearby tree.
A Fire Service spokesman said a garage was on fire at a property on Florida St, Hornby. It was only one weather-related call so far.
The spokesman said a witness reported lightning striking a nearby tree which then dropped onto the garage.
The fire was not threatening any neighbouring properties.
MetService had forecast a high of 20 degrees Celsius for Christchurch with fine spells and showers, and possible heavy thunder in the afternoon.