Officials: Pavilion fire may have been caused by lightning, still undetermined

Posted at 10:28 PM, Jul 30, 2012

Fire investigators think a lightning strike may be what started a fire that destroyed the Pavilion in Newport News City Park early Sunday morning. 

But officially it's being called undetermined.


Photos: Pavilion at Newport News City Park burns in early morning fire

They say the National Weather Service reported multiple strikes in the area around the time the fire started

The city says the loss of the Pavilion is a blow to the many events booked there nearly every weekend.

Fire investigators say the Pavilion is in a remote part of the park which allowed it to burn for some time before being reported.

The city says it plans to rebuild.