Firefighters work to extinguish flames at Dover High School KOTV-TV

Firefighters work to extinguish flames at Dover High School.

Fire destroys high school in Oklahoma town

Officials say high school section of campus in Dover, Okla., is a total loss

A heating lamp for reptiles started a fire in Dover, Okla., building that destroyed the town's high school and heavily damaged middle and elementary classrooms.

The Oklahoman reports that the fire early Tuesday began in a science room at the high school. and caused extensive damage to seven classrooms and the principal's office.

Fire officials say the high school portion of the campus is a total loss.

The school district has canceled classes for the rest of the week and plans to resume school sometime next week. Officials told KOTV-TV that when students return, high school classes will be held in the elementary section of the campus until a more long-term solution can be found.

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