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Fire at Northside Middle School

One Classroom Destroyed; Three Others Damaged

Contact: John S. Robison, State Fire Marshal

334-241-4166

10/18/2003

A late night fire destroyed one portable classroom and damaged three other classrooms Friday.  Samantha Volunteer Fire Department responded to the fire, at 19130 Northside Parkway,  at 11:10 P.M. October 17th.  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 Marshals Office also sent in an accelerant detection canine to assist with the investigation.

At the present time the fire remains under investigation.