Lightning Strike Causes Fire at Duluth Church
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) _ A lightning strike sparked a fire at a Duluth church that caused an estimated $75,000 in damage.
The Duluth Fire Department says lightning struck Christ Lutheran Church in the
Piedmont neighborhood about 5:30 a.m. Thursday.
Crews arrived to find fire around a cross cupola on the roof. Firefighters knocked down the flames and also quickly contained a fire on the roof.
Authorities say damage to the building is estimated at $50,000 and damage to contents is estimated at $25,000.
No one was hurt. Christ Lutheran president Carolyn Lofald tells WDIO-TV officials of Peace Lutheran Church have offered their church for services on Sunday.