Middle school fire damages gym and cafeteria

Posted by Debra Worley - email
Writing contributed by WECT Intern Michelle Peck

CUMBERLAND COUNTY (WECT) - A fire at Douglas Byrd Middle School was reported Wednesday night, causing major damage to the gymnasium and cafeteria.

Cumberland County Sheriff's Deputies, members of the State Bureau of Investigation and the Fayetteville Police are investigating possible hot spots that may have caused the two-alarm fire.

When firefighters arrived to the school, the gymnasium roof was engulfed in flames.  The roof of the gym collapsed which caused damage to the cafeteria.

According to firefighters, the cause of the fire does not seem suspicious and no one was injured.

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