The former site of the century-old grandstand at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds. The grandstand was destroyed by fire Saturday morning. Photo courtesy of Nic Anderson.

Fire Destroys Century-old Grandstand At Ohio Fairgrounds

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LANCASTER, Ohio (AP) – A fire has destroyed a century-old grandstand at a fairground in central Ohio.

Police in Lancaster say they are talking with a group of juveniles who were running from the Fairfield County Fairgrounds when firefighters arrived.

The fire broke out early Saturday morning.

Fire officials say the blaze is considered a possible arson because there was no electrical wiring in the grandstand.

The structure built in 1909 burned to the ground and is a total loss.

It was no longer being used after being damaged by winds.