Lightning strikes church sparking devastating fire

Lightning strikes church sparking devastating fire

EL DORADO, AR (KNOE) - An El Dorado church is believed to be the victim of a lightning strike that sparked a fire destroying the building.

According to KNOE 8 News, the Murmil Baptist Church was hit Friday during a round of severe thunderstorms that dropped hail measuring as large as a half-dollar.

The church is located at 203 Beacon Hill Drive, south of El Dorado, between Highway 167 and Junction City Road. Friday afternoon crews were knocking down what little remained of the structure..

The church pastor, who has served the congregation for more than 30-years, says help from the community and surrounding churches is already pouring in.

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