Officials: Fire That Destroyed Oklahoma School Building Is Suspicious

November 2, 2010

An abandoned Grady County, Oklahoma, school building has been destroyed in a fire that authorities are calling suspicious.

Firefighters arrived at the old Bradley elementary school building about 1:30 a.m. on Oct. 31 and by that time the structure was mostly engulfed in flames, county Fire Chief Perry Wenzel told The Oklahoman.

It took firefighters about 4 1/2 hours to put out the fire. Wenzel says the state fire marshal is ruling the cause of the blaze as undetermined pending further investigation but the origin appears to be suspicious.

Bradley is about 20 miles southeast of Chickasha. The building served as an elementary school until the 1980s and has mostly been unused since the early 1990s.

Information from: The Oklahoman

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