Severe weather caused a church to go up in flames in the Sale Creek area Tuesday afternoon around 5 o'clock. 

Channel 3 has learned several witnesses said lightning had struck Lakedrive Baptist Church's located at 16221 May Road. 

After arriving on the scene the Sale Creek Volunteer Fire Department reported heavy smoke and fire showing from the steeple. 

Firefighters worked quickly and contained the fire to the steeple within minutes.  

The Soddy Daisy Fire Department also responded to the scene. 

According to Sale Creek VFD fire officials, damages are listed at $30,000 - $40,000. No injuries were reported.