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Accelerant located at site of old school fire

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MOUNT OLIVET, Ky. (AP) -

Fire investigators say accelerant has been found at an old high school building in Mount Olivet that burned last week.

WLEX-TV (http://bit.ly/16WVB13) in Lexington reported on Tuesday 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. Police charged five boys with vandalism after property inside it was damaged in March.

The remaining walls of the structure were torn down Monday and crews opened a time capsule they found that contained several items including a Bible and a 1927 newspaper.

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