School burns in Byng

BYNG, Okla. (AP) - Fire raced through a school in Byng Sunday night,
heavily damaging the structure and creating problems for
firefighters who battled the flames in subfreezing temperatures.

Ada Fire Department Captain Roy Throne says the fire was
reported at 8:26 p.m. Sunday at the Byng Junior High School north of Ada in Pontotoc County.

Firefighters from Ada and nearby communities were still battling
the blaze late tonight. Throne says no one was injured and says the
state Fire Marshal's Office has been called in to investigate its
cause.

Firefighters fought flames as well as bitter cold temperatures.
Temperatures were in the low 20s in Ada Sunday and water used to
knock down the flames froze quickly.


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