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Lightning Strikes First Presbyterian 

A lightning bolt struck the roof of the church, causing the ceiling of the sanctuary to catch fire.

Lightning struck the roof of the sanctuary at First Presbyterian around 11 p.m. Sunday night, causing a fire that did roughly $50,000 worth of damage.

Three fire engines responded and fire crews used tall ladders to access the roof and douse the fire quickly, according to a news release from the Bend Fire Department.

Crews continued to search for fire damage throughout the walls and ceiling of the church through several hours of the night.


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