Lightning strike sparks fire in Davidson Co. church steeple



DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — Smoke poured out of a historic church in Lexington Monday afternoon.

Firefighters responded to the fire at Jersey Baptist Church in Lexington around 12:20 p.m.

Officials say the fire was contained to the steeple and believe it started by a lightning strike.

No one was injured.

Firefighters are working to remove metal from the steeple.

Jersey Baptist has been a staple in the Lexington community since 1842.




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