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Investigators find accelerant at site of historic Robertson County school

ROBERTSON COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - Fire investigators say accelerant has been found at an old high school building in Mount Olivet that burned last week.

Kentucky State Police say that a dog located accelerant at the front entrance of the building that had housed the Deming School.

At least six fire departments battled the large blaze last week. The school was closed in January and the building was scheduled to be demolished.

Fire officials had said the blaze appeared suspicious because there has been recent vandalism in the building.

The remaining walls of the structure were torn down Monday. The school, which was built in 1927, caught fire on July 17th.


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