Work gets underway this week on the demolition of the old Barnard Elementary School in Tulsa. The school at 17th and South Lewis burned last month in a spectacular three alarm fire. Tulsa Public Schools Project Director Bob Labass says not all of the building will be trashed.
Bob Labass:“We will be saving the cast stone that is in the entrance of the building. We have spoken to the Tulsa Historical Society and they would like the name and date. And, we will be saving the other arch piece.”
The Tulsa Fire Department released the following statement:
Investigators from the Tulsa Fire Department and The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosions finished their investigation of the Barnard School Fire. The fire and resulting explosions have been determined to be “accidental” resulting from construction related to the installation of an exhaust vent in the lab area.