Florida Church a ‘Complete Loss’ After Lightning is Believed to Have Started Fire

First Baptist Church of Milligan in Florida (Okaloosa Co. Sheriff’s Office/ Deputy Britt Corbin)

A Florida church is a “complete loss,” according to officials there, after a fire on Tuesday afternoon that investigators suspect was due to lightning.

A spokeswoman with the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office told Fox News on Wednesday that a lightning strike during Tuesday’s storms in the area likely caused the blaze at the First Baptist Church of Milligan in Baker, in the Florida Panhandle.

The sheriff’s office tweeted on Wednesday, “Firefighters say #lightning may be behind a huge blaze that engulfed First Baptist Church of Milligan yesterday.”

The tweet included pictures by Deputy Britt Corbin, “who called in the smoke and flames.”

“Firefighters did all they could to put out the raging #fire,” the tweet also said.

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SOURCE: Fox News, Talia Kaplan

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