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Pittsboro Classroom Gutted By Fire

Posted April 5, 2004

— Investigators say a heater malfunction may have caused a fire at Perry Harrison Elementary School in Pittsboro Saturday.

Firefighters got the fire at 3:05 a.m. They say the mobile classroom was equipped with a fire alarm system that alerted 911.

By the time fire crews arrived, fire had gutted the classroom. The structure is a total loss.

Officials say the mobile classroom was worth $25,000 and its contents were estimated at $8,000 to $10,000.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the North Chatham Fire Department and the Chatham County fire marshal.

No one was inside the mobile classroom when the fire broke out.

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