- Associated Press - Friday, August 14, 2015

MACON, Ga. (AP) - Authorities are investigating the cause of an overnight fire that tore through part of a historic Macon school campus slated to be converted into apartments.

The Telegraph reports (http://bit.ly/1Kltyfp ) flames broke out early Friday morning at the A.L. Miller High School complex. It took firefighters about four hours to contain the blaze, which consumed much of the 1950s school’s gymnasium and cafeteria.

Jim Huffstetler, project manager for the pending renovation project, said the classroom building that will serve as centerpiece of the school’s makeover into apartments wasn’t damaged by the fire.

Macon-Bibb County Fire Chief Marvin Riggins said an incident commander on the scene was injured after stepping into a large hole. His condition was not immediately known.

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Information from: The Macon Telegraph, http://www.macontelegraph.com

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