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Lightning strikes Union Co. church

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Firefighters at Tabernacle Baptist Church (Apr. 3, 2017/FOX Carolina) Firefighters at Tabernacle Baptist Church (Apr. 3, 2017/FOX Carolina)
Tabernacle Baptist Church (Apr. 3, 2017/FOX Carolina) Tabernacle Baptist Church (Apr. 3, 2017/FOX Carolina)
UNION, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Officials were called to a church in Union County on Monday after the building was struck by lightning.

Sam White, chief of Union Public Safety, said the incident was reported around 4:35 p.m. Lightning reportedly struck the back corner of the roof.

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White said a contractor passing by smelled smoke and went in with a church member to extinguish part of the blaze.

Officials are currently working to assess damage to the church.

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