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Wilson church catches fire after lightning strike

Posted June 10, 2011
Updated June 11, 2011

— First Free Will Baptist Church caught fire Friday night after lightning struck near the steeple, breaking the steeple in half, according to Wilson County authorities.

No one was injured. The fire happened around 9:30 p.m. at 4865 Nash St. NW as slow moving storms dumped rain and produced lightning across the region.

WRAL reporter Adam Owens saw smoke coming from the steeple and at least two fire truck hoses spraying water around 11:15 p.m. Friday.

No other information was available.


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  • dldobbins Jun 13, 2011

    Two words....lightning rods.

  • Lightfoot3 Jun 13, 2011

    Zeus will not be ignored!!!