Farm in central Dublin threatened with fire after being hit by lightning strike

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Dublin has been hit by a lightning strike, with farms in the city’s north threatened with the possibility of fire, the Fire Service has confirmed.

As a result of the incident, the fire service is asking people in the affected areas to stay indoors as the weather warms and help protect them from further damage.

The area where the lightning struck is in the south-west of the city, and it is expected to continue to deteriorate.

The lightning was recorded at 1.30pm local time, but the weather has since cooled down and it has been predicted to last a few hours.

The first indication of the lightning strike was heard from about 30 minutes before it struck.

It is understood the lightning was observed by firefighters on the outskirts of the capital.

The Fire Service said there were no injuries reported and the damage was estimated at around €300,000.

The farm is located in an area which is well known for its oak, the type of timber that was used for some of the earliest buildings in Ireland.