Fire at Phelps Rd. School Ruled Arson

Madison Heights, VA - Fire investigators in Amherst County say a fire at the old Phelps Road School in Madison Heights was deliberately set.

Firefighters were called to the school just before 7 p.m. Saturday night.

Fire investigators say someone set a fire in a hole in the rotted out floor inside.

The blaze caused minimal damage.

The building was already in disrepair and slated for demolition, still pending appeals.

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