School Destroyed at Front Royal. Va.

School Destroyed at Front Royal. Va.

Ten people were hurt in a fire that destroyed the Randolph Macon Academy at Front Royal, Va., in an early morning fire.

The brick buildings occupied a plot of ground ten acres in area about one-half mile from the corporate limits. The private protection consisted of a standpipe with fire department connections, and a hydrant connected to a four-inch main that was supplied by a gravity water system.

When the fire department arrived, the basement and the first floor were on fire. Efforts to save the buildings were useless, and the place was destroyed in two hours. The cause of the fire is unknown, but the blaze is believed to have originated in the basement.

View of the Damage at the Randolph Macon Academy 1—The picturesque buildings and grounds of the academy at Front Royal, Va. 3—Fire photographed from its own light in the early morning. 2 and 4—Scenes of the ruins after the fire burned itself out.

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