ELIZABETH, NJ - During the Monday night storm, Elizabeth Firefighters were called to the  Haitian Bethany Baptist Church located on Broad Street for a fire on the roof at 8:45 p.m. 

The Elizabeth Nj Fire Officers IAFF 2040 Facebook page reported that on arrival the fire was visible from the roof and was contained to the roof and attic area. 

Follow up with authorities noted that it appears that lightning was the cause and the area hit was a decorative base for a cross or other ornament. 

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Calls to church officials to see if the area hit was the actual cross or just the base, and other details of the fire went unanswered. 

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