Lightning strike cause of Concord church fire

- A fire sparked by a lightning strike heavily damaged a 90-year-old church Monday night in Concord. 

The Cabarrus County Fire Marshal’s Office responded to the fire at 6:41 p.m. Monday, July 11 located at 3101 Cline School Road. 

Two fire fighters received treatment at the scene for heat-related injuries. A third fire fighter received treatment for smoke inhalation and was transported to CMC-NorthEast and was later released.

Fire officials said the Victory Temple Church was once a school.
 
The Cabarrus County Fire Marshal’s Office reports an estimated $477,630 in damages. The cause of the fire is listed as a lightning strike.
 
FOX 46 Charlotte asked Pastor Gary Posey how we can take action and help get results.
 
"We just want folks to stand by us in prayer," Posey said. "That means the most to us."

Crews from Mt. Pleasant, Cold Water, Mt. Mitchell, Bostian Heights, Rockwell Rural, City of Concord, Allen and Gold Hill fire departments assisted with the incident.

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