Friday, October 29, 2010
Fire Destroys Historic Morristown College Building
MORRISTOWN (WATE) - Crews in Morristown spent Thursday night into Friday morning battling a huge, intentionally-set fire at a historic downtown building.
Dispatchers say a passing police officer noticed the main building at Morristown College was on fire around 1:00 a.m.
The building was fully engulfed in flames by the time crews arrived.
The deputy fire chief says they haven't determined the cause of the fire, but they know it was arson. He also says vagrants may have set the fire while trying to keep warm.
No other buildings were damaged and no one was injured in the blaze.
Morristown College was a historic African-American college that eventually became part of Knoxville College. It closed in the mid-1990s.
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