Community rebuilds Va. tower destroyed by fire

NORTON, Va. (AP) — Community members have rebuilt a lookout tower in the Jefferson National Forest that was destroyed by arsonists.

The new High Knob Tower is constructed of concrete, rock and steel so it will be fire-proof. The original three-story tower was constructed of wood and stone.

The Bristol Herald Courier (http://bit.ly/1ttZNmT) reports that the new tower was dedicated on Friday.

The original tower was destroyed on Oct. 31, 2007.

Several hundred individuals and organizations worked to rebuild the Wise County landmark. The project cost about $600,000.

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Information from: Bristol Herald Courier, http://www.bristolnews.com

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