Lightning struck a church at Sale Creek on Tuesday afternoon, causing a damaging fire.
At 5 p.m., several witnesses reported lightning had struck Lake Drive Baptist Church at 16221 May Road.
The Sale Creek Volunteer Fire Department arrived on the scene reporting heavy smoke and fire showing from the steeple. Firefighters worked quickly and contained the fire to the steeple within minutes.
Sale Creek Volunteer Fire Department requested a mutual aid response for additional manpower and apparatus. The Soddy Daisy Fire Department responded to the scene.
Damages are listed at $30,000 to $40,000.
No injuries were reported.