Fire Destroys Vehicles Parked Behind Delphi, Indiana School

A fire destroyed two vehicles and a trailer parked behind Delphi Community High School early Friday.


DELPHI, Ind. (AP) -- A fire destroyed two vehicles and a trailer parked behind Delphi Community High School early Friday.

Firefighters were called to the school shortly after 2 a.m., when a passer-by spotted the blaze and reported it to the Delphi Police Department.

A pickup truck, van and camper trailer were destroyed, Fire Chief Bill Schock said. No injuries were reported.

Both the van and truck were owned by the school district, while the camper trailer was owned by district Superintendent John Williams, Schock said.

The fire happened as students at the school about 15 miles northeast of Lafayette were on spring break for the week.

Shock said the fire did not spread to the school building, but the brick exterior did sustain some heat and smoke damage.

He said it appears the fire started in the van, which was parked closest to the building and sustained the most damage, but the fire's cause was not immediately known.

The state fire marshal's office has been called to investigate. The investigation was expected to continue into next week.

Information from: Pharos-Tribune