Updated: 6:47 p.m. Monday, April 28, 2008 | Posted: 7:48 a.m. Monday, April 28, 2008
Fire That Burned Former School In Concrete Called 'Suspicious'
CONCRETE, Wash. —
Firefighters continued through the night to spray water on a suspicious fire that destroyed an unused former school in Concrete.
Investigators hope they'll be able to begin looking for the cause of the fire on Monday, firefighters said.
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Fire Chief Rich Philips said the fire is suspicious because there was no electricity to the building and people have been breaking in.
Fire gutted the three-story building Sunday, causing the roof and floors to collapse. Firefighters said it appeared the fire began on the second floor.
No one was injured.
The building was built in the 1930s but has been vacant for the past two decades except for an incomplete effort to make it look like a medieval castle. The uncompleted turrets fell to the ground in flames.