- Associated Press - Sunday, June 28, 2015

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Authorities say they believe a fire at an Alabama elementary school was intentionally set.

Fire officials say crews were called to Southlawn Elementary School in Montgomery early Saturday morning. They say the fire was set in a conference room inside the school.

Fire district chief Mark Williams tells The Montgomery Advertiser (https://on.mgmadv.com/1LCLLdI) that investigators determined that the fire was intentionally set after reviewing school surveillance video. Williams says the video shows two juveniles behind the school before the fire started.

Authorities say there was heavy fire damage to the conference room, and smoke damage was found throughout the rest of the building.

Tom Salter of Montgomery Public Schools said he does not anticipate that the fire damage will delay the school from reopening in the fall.


Information from: Montgomery Advertiser, https://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com



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