Muncie Fire Chief: Lightning caused Tabernacle fire

Muncie fire officials say they believe lightning is to blame for the Tabernacle of Praise fire that killed a Muncie firefighter.  In a press release this afternoon, Fire Chief Sean Burcham says an eye witness saw a lightning bolt strike the church at 10:45AM on Wednesday, June 15th – the day of the fire.  The Indiana State Fire Marshal is investigating the blaze, and Burcham says that report will not be finalized for another week and a half.  The Tabernacle of Praise fire killed firefighter Scott Davis and injured two others.

View the June 24 Muncie press release here.

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