State Fire Marshal investigating fire at old Pioneer gym

Fire at old Pioneer High School (Courtesy: Town of Oak Grove Facebook)
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PIONEER, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The State Fire Marshal is investigating an overnight fire inside of the gym at the old Pioneer High School building.

The National Guard was in the process of tearing the school down, considered to be an eyesore by many. At one time, there was also a plan to build a monument on the site, to remind residents of the school in its prime.

The school was built in the 1930's, but it closed in 1979 and has been vacant and deteriorating ever since.

At this point, an exact cause of the fire is unknown, but we will post updates once the State Fire Marshal finishes its investigation.