Lightning to blame for Jasper church fire

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JASPER, Ala. (WIAT) – The major fire that destroyed portions of the First Church of the Nazarene in Jasper Friday evening was caused by lightning, according to investigators.

The Alabama State Fire Marshal’s Office and the Jasper Fire Department conducted eyewitness interviews, as well as inspected the aftermath of the scene.

They say lightning struck the back of the building where the main fuse boxes were located.

Firefighters spent 14 hours putting out the fire Friday night into Saturday morning.


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