Fire at former high school ruled arson

BLACKSBURG, Va. - UPDATE: Officials with the Blacksburg Police Department believe the fire inside the old high school building was intentionally set.

Authorities have launched an arson investigation; anyone with information is asked to call Blacksburg Police Department at 540-961-1150 or the anonymous tip line at 540-961-1819.

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Authorities said a fire at the old Blacksburg High School building is considered suspicious.

Firefighters were called to the building on Patrick Henry Drive Sunday evening.

Officials believe the fire started in the auditorium, and that no power was hooked up to the building.

No injuries were reported.

Stay with WFXR News and VirginiaFirst.com for the latest on this developing story


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