The 62-foot tall statue of Jesus constructed out of styrofoam, wood and fiberglass resin caught on fire after the right hand of the statue was struck by lightning during the severe thunderstorms around 11:15 p.m. Monday evening.

The only thing left of the 16,000 pound statue is the metal frame.

Monroe Fire Chief Mark Neu said the statue was fully involved in fire when crews arrived.

Crews were able to use water from the pond in front of the statue, however, the fire burned very quickly, according to police.

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article courtesy of WCPO.com

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