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Fire damages middle school campus in Woodward

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: July 2, 2014

WOODWARD — Officials suspect lightning sparked a fire that caused major damage to the middle school campus in Woodward.

Monday’s fire damaged about a 60-square-foot portion of the north Woodward Middle School building. Interim Superintendent Kyle Reynolds says the fire burned above a false ceiling and sent smoke damage throughout the building.

No one was injured in the blaze.

A local newspaper reports that school leaders plan to declare an emergency for insurance purposes. Officials don’t yet know whether the building will be usable this fall for middle school students.