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Classes Cancelled At Cameron High After School Goes Up In Flames

Posted August 30

— Classes at Cameron High School have been cancelled Wednesday (Aug. 30) after the building went up in flames.

LeFlore County EMS Director Jeff Fishel said the fire started around 8:50 p.m. Tuesday.

Several crews were on scene battling the flames including Pocola Fire Department, LeFlore County Sheriff's Office, Poteau Fire Department and the Pocola Police Department.

Poteau's Fire Chief said it took about an hour and a half for crews to contain the fire, and they were containing hot spots until nearly 4 a.m.

According to Cameron Superintendent Jim Caughern, "We'll be able to be back in school at least by the end of next week. We can house students, we just need to get the internet service back and for the fire marshal to say the building is safe for students and teachers to enter."

Investigators said they believe the fire started near the principal's office at the front of the building. Crews said the administration building and the gym are a complete loss, and a lot of memorabilia was lost in the flames.

Firefighters said no one was injured, and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

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