A fir tree in Burford Close Worthing was struck by lightning this morning.
A crew from West Sussex Fire and Rescue is still at the scene and describe the strike as “significant” and causing “significant damage”.
Because of the way that the mature tree was struck the tree is still burning and the integrity of the tree is in question.
Neighbours in the close proximity have been told to move to the other side of their properties.
A tree surgeon is at the scene.