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1892 Bartholomew Co. schoolhouse destroyed by fire

An early morning fire destroyed an old one room schoolhouse in Bartholomew County.


Just after 2:00 am Monday, Bartholomew County Sheriff’s deputies Dustin Newland and Brandon Sellers responded to the area of E 250 N / N 500 E in reference to a structural fire.  They found a fully engulfed building on the east side of the roadway, a one-room school house that dates back to 1892.


Fire departments arrived and extinguished the fire at the former Petersville School.  There were no injuries.


The Clay Township Fire Department, Columbus Township Fire Department, Clifford Fire Department, and Columbus Regional Hospital EMS were at the scene early Monday morning.