Authorities investigating Old Blacksburg High School fire as arson


BLACKSBURG, Va. (WSET) -- Authorities are investigating a fire at the Old Blacksburg High School as arson.

The fire broke out Saturday afternoon at the high school in the 500 block of Patrick Henry Dr. in the town of Blacksburg.

During the investigation, Blacksburg Police say it became evident that the fire was intentionally set and are now investigating it as arson.

Police say the total extent of damage to the vacant building has not been determined at this point.

The investigation is ongoing at this time.

If you have any information about this fire, contact the Blacksburg Police Department at 540-961-1150, or you may anonymously contact the Tip Line at 540-961-1819 or by email at

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