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RAW VIDEO: Nashville Church Destroyed After Likely Lightning Strike, Second in Two Years

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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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