Ala. Fire Damages School

October 22, 2003

A late night fire destroyed one portable classroom and damaged three other classrooms last Friday in Northport, Ala.

Samantha Volunteer Fire Department responded to the fire, at 19130 Northside Parkway, at 11:10 p.m. One of the damaged rooms was also a portable building, while the other two were part of a permanent building on the Northside campus.

Investigators with the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office and the Alabama State Fire Marshals Office were on the scene Friday night and Saturday to determine the cause of the fire. The State Fire Marshal’s Office also sent in an accelerant detection canine to assist with the investigation.

At the present time the fire remains under investigation and total damages have not been released.

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