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Fire damages high school in Lansdowne, Pa.

An extra-alarm fire has heavily damaged the 86-year-old Penn Wood High School building in Lansdowne, Pa. The Philadelphia Inquirer says the damage may force the William Penn School District to shut down the school for the rest of the academic year. Flames seriously damaged the interior main entrance, the flames so hot they melted metal closures on the front entrance doors. Two offices and a classroom also suffered considerable fire, smoke, and water damage. The yellow-brick, two-story structure, home to the district's 750 juniors and seniors, has been the target of recent bomb threats,

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