Morning fire destroys former Spartanburg school

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An eastern Indiana building that served as a school for half a century has been destroyed by fire.

The former Spartanburg High School was discovered engulfed in flames shortly before 5 a.m. Monday. The Palladium-Item reports fire officials considered evacuating the town of about 300 people because embers were falling on homes, but rain ended that threat.

Lynn Volunteer Fire Department Capt. Jonathan Nicholson says the cause of the fire isn't known.

The building about 15 miles north of Richmond has stood since 1908. It housed about 300 students from first grade through high school at its peak.

It became a grade school in the late 1960s and was sold to a private owner in the 1980s.

The building has been empty for about 10 years.

Information from: Palladium-Item

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