Officials Blame Lightning For Church Fire

Fire officials believe lightning is to blame for a church fire in Wilson.

Firefighters were called out to the First Free Will Baptist Church in Wilson just before 9 p.m. Friday night.

Officials say it appears lightning struck the steeple, causing it to blow off the church and catching the roof on fire.

Two people were inside at the time, but were not injured.

Officials say there was heavy interior damage to the sanctuary and to one of the educational wings of the church.

The congregation was able to hold Sunday service in the activity building. However, vacation bible school has been postponed. Wednesday's service this week has been cancelled.

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