Fire Damages Local School

BLACKMAN TWP. - Blackman Township Public Safety officials report that there was a fire Saturday afternoon at the Northwest Schools Alternative Education Building.

Firefighters contained the fire to a single classroom in the back of the building. There is smoke damage throughout the building.

The cause of the fire appears to be a malfunctioning pump attached to a large fish tank in the classroom that. The pump overheated.

No one was in the building at the time, and there were no injuries.
Damage to the building is estimated to be approximately $10,000.

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