Dramatic photos showed two homes on fire after being hit by a lightning bolt during storms in Hampshire.
Two houses were engulfed in flames as a lightning bolt struck the semi-detached homes and ignited a blaze.
He said that two sisters live at the property and one was checked over by ambulance crews.
He added: “She seemed shaken but seemed OK, no real physical problems. I think the lightning hit the roof, woke them up and they just got out.”
Elsewhere, roads were flooded in New Romney, Kent, where a car was left stranded in the middle of the road.
Eleven flood alerts are in place for southern England and will be in place until Sunday morning.
The thunderstorm warning is in place all weekend as the Met Office said homes and businesses could be flooded with power cuts a high possibility.