YMCA Fire - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Jackson 05/26/06


The Jackson Fire Department responded to a fire at a local YMCA Friday night.

It happened on Flowers Drive shortly after 6 p.m.

Firefighters say there were flames and heavy smoke coming from the South end of the after school building.

The fire is believed to have started in the attic.

About 25 children were inside when the fire alarm went off.

Officials with the school say all the children and faculty were evacuated safely.

A District Chief with the Jackson Fire Department says arson is a possibility and they are investigating the cause. T

he school says they will begin rebuilding next week.

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