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Lightning strike sparks fire at historic Ormond Beach church

ORMOND BEACH, Fla. — A historic Ormond Beach church caught fire on Wednesday after city officials said it was struck by lightning.

The fire at Historic New Bethel – AME Church, located at 115 S. Yonge St., is causing road closures in the area.

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The city said both north and southbound lanes of Yonge Street are blocked from Tomoka Avenue to Central Avenue.

Officials are asking people to avoid the area if possible.

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Channel 9 has a crew on the way to the scene.

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Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.

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