A teenager took this video from his home in Rother Crescent, Gossops Green, on Tuesday afternoon (May 19).
Jack Johnson-Hiett, 13, who goes to Oriel High School, filmed the storm shortly before a house on his street was struck by lightning.
The bolt damaged the home’s roof rafters, ground floor wall and curtains at around 6.30pm.
A Crawley fire crew used a hose reel to dampen down an area of the roof, removed insulation and checked the house for hot spots, said a spokesman for West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service.
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