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Three classrooms damaged in Hamlin Middle School fire

Fire at Hamlin Middle School this morning
Hamlin Middle School fire
Posted at 11:16 AM, Dec 17, 2020

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Hamlin Middle School officials say a window unit caught fire early Thursday morning, causing a fire that damaged three classrooms at the school.

School officials say that "a few rooms" were without electricity for their instruction today, leading to moving those students to other areas in the school building.

Firefighters say that a fire that started around 4 a.m. caused major damage to three classrooms at the school, at 3900 Hamlin Dr.

When the original unit arrived it discovered heavy smoke and had to call more units to the area to help battle the blaze.

The fire was in one room, but smoke and water damage spread throughout other classrooms.

There were no injuries in the fire, department officials said.

The fire is believed to be mechancial in nature but remains under investigation, department officials said.

District officials say that classes will be held as normal Thursday at the school, which has two days remaining in in-person learning before the district's holiday break begins next week.