Lightning Strikes First Presbyterian

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

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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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