Veterans Memorial Park fire under investigation

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By The Staff

State officials are investigating a fire that occurred at Veterans Memorial Park on Saturday morning.

According to Taylor County Fire Chief George Wilson, firefighters responded to a structure fire at the park at 9:05 Saturday morning. Upon arrival, firefighters found a building housing wood and other materials on fire.

While the building wasn't destroyed, Wilson said, it did suffer heavy damage.

Kentucky State Police Arson investigators and State Fire Marshall officials are looking into the fire, Wilson said, but have yet to say whether arson is suspected.

Seventeen firefighters responded to the fire with three engines. They were on the scene for about 90 minutes.