Some Hammond School classes canceled after fire

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Published: Feb. 16, 2022 at 8:48 PM EST|Updated: Feb. 17, 2022 at 6:54 AM EST
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - A fire on Hammond School’s campus has caused some classes to be canceled, according to the Columbia-Richland Fire Department.

School officials said pre-k through 4th grade will not have school as officials assess the damage and clean up the scene.

Fire Chief Aubrey Jenkins says the back of the lower school building was on fire, and fire officials appeared on the scene around 8:15 p.m.

According to fire officials, one building was on fire and flames quickly spread to a second building on the property. A building that housed classrooms has been damaged, and almost spread to the cafeteria.

Columbia Fire’s Public Information Officer, Michael DeSumma says the incident was a two-alarm fire.

Fire officials say, when crews got on scene the building was on fire and the flames were...
Fire officials say, when crews got on scene the building was on fire and the flames were quickly spreading to a second building on the property(Columbia Richland Fire Department)

No injuries have been reported, and the Columbia-Richland Fire Department is investigating what caused the fire.

School officials said that the damage could cost them more than $100,000.

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