Four properties were struck by lightning during a thunderstorm early this morning.

Fire crews were called to nine incidents in total.

A property at Pinehurst Glen, Douglas, suffered major damage to its roof and electrics, a property on the Foxdale Road, Garth, Marown, suffered electrical damage, a property at Hillside Avenue, Douglas, had it chimney stack damaged by a strike and a property on Marine Drive, Port Soderick, escaped serious damage.

Staff from Manx Utilities were called on to check electrical supplies within each of the properties.