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Fire destroys Cooper ISD modular building


By Scott Harvey

Cooper – Delta County authorities are investigating a Wednesday morning fire that has destroyed a Cooper ISD head start modular facility.

"I can tell you that the fire started at about 2:30 a.m. and it destroyed the building, but that's about the extent of it right now," said Cooper Fire Marshall Mike Copeland.

No injuries were reported as no one was inside the structure at the time.

Firefighters battled the blaze at 440 SW 3rd Street for nearly three hours, according to Copeland.

The cause of the fire was not immediately clear. Copeland would not comment on if authorities are suspicious of foul play.

Despite the incident it shouldn't affect plans for the short term, according to one district official.

"There's only going to be eight attending our summer school head start program and they're just going to be housed in our main head start building because most of the kids have already been dismissed for the summer. So we've still got a place to house the kids and no one was hurt so we're feeling pretty lucky."

Meanwhile, crews are nearing completion of a new elementary school that will house head start classes. Officials plan to move in next month.