Decatur Fire Department responds to fire at middle school

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DECATUR - The Decatur Fire Department says a storage building on Stephen Decatur Middle School's campus was extensively damaged by fire Sunday night.

Officials say firefighters responded to a report of a fire at 1 Educational Park at about 8:23 p.m.  Upon arriving, firefighters say they found a storage building on fire, and that the roof had already been burned through.  Crews brought the fire under control at about 8:36 p.m.

Authorities say one firefighter was taken to St. Mary's Hospital for treatment of a sprained ankle, and that no other injuries or deaths were reported.  The building sustained an estimated $45,000 in damage, and $2,000 worth of damage to the building's contents.

This incident is still under investigation by the Decatur Fire Department.  We will provide more information as it becomes available.

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