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Overnight lightning causes church fire in Temple

TEMPLE_Lightning is being blamed for a fire that damage the First Baptist Church in Temple.  Fire Chief Lynn Smith says the bolt hit a telephone pole around 3am and started a fire in the educational section of their church.

Fire officials say they're lucky the fire didn't have a chance to spread throughout the sanctuary and other parts of the church.  So, most of the structure is still intact and what isn't, church members say will be rebuilt.  

Chief Smith says no one was in the church at the time and they were able to put the fire out in about 4 hours.   

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