Las Cruces – Las Cruces Fire Department investigators are blaming arson for a blaze that destroyed a Mayfield High School classroom Thursday morning.
Schools superintendent Stan Rounds says fire alarms went off at 4 a.m. from a portable classroom on the campus' west side.
The Las Cruces Sun-News says more than $20,000 worth of equipment was destroyed.
Autos instructor Frank Saggerson says the school had a lot of demonstration equipment, including an engine that can be assembled and disassembled. He says: "It's toast. Totally gone."
The fire did not disrupt Mayfield's instruction or bus schedules.
Information from: Las Cruces Sun-News, http://www.lcsun-news.com
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