Fire rips through King's College campus

A fire at the old campus grounds of King's College Saturday morning wiped out most of the abandoned campus and threatened the town's main water supply.Close to 150 firefighters braved the fire and were led by the Briarcliff Fire Department's Chief William Ventura. Ventura said that as soon as firefighters thought the fire was under control, it would start back up. At one point, Ventura said the town's main water tower which also contains radio antennas for emergency services was at risk from the fire.According to Ventura, now that the major flames were put out, the most dangerous part of the operation lied ahead. Search teams will be sent inside to make sure there are no pockets of flames remaining.Chief Ventura said that the campus was recently sold to a developer who planned to put elder-care housing on the site.Fire investigators are looking closely to determine if the blaze was intentionally set since there were no active utilities on the campus.

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