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RAW VIDEO: Nashville Church Destroyed After Likely Lightning Strike, Second in Two Years
Updated: Monday, June 9 2014, 08:21 PM CDT
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- If lightning is officially deemed the cause of a Nashville church fire, it will be the second time in two years.
The Trinity Church of The Nazarene is collapsing around firefighters as they battle a 2-alarm fire at 1253 Vultee Blvd. near the airport that started after 1:30 a.m. The church caught fire in July 2012 when lightning struck the steeple.
A firefighter is reported injured by the department after a fall. He went to the hospital and is expected to be okay.
Two homes were evacuated.
Firefighters have not yet confirmed the cause of the fire, however, a vivid lightning display lit up middle Tennessee skies overnight and witnesses report seeing lightning hit the church.
The pastor is on scene.
A fire in Hopkinsville at the Ravenwood Apartments overnight is likely due to lightning overnight, as is possibly a garage fire in Goodlettsville.
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