SYLACAUGA, Ala. (WIAT) — A massive fire lit up the sky in Sylacauga Wednesday morning as the former Board of Education building burned.
According to the Sylacauga Fire Department, an overnight fire destroyed the former Board of Education building off 4th Street in Sylacauga. Officials believe the fire had been going for a while prior to receiving the call.
Firefighters from numerous departments were able to contain the fire without damage beyond the building of origin.
In a Facebook post, the Sylacauga Fire Department told civilians to refrain from visiting the site of the fire as there are still many hazards, and that tampering with the property could interfere with their investigation.
It’s believed the fire started from inside the building. Authorities said that no injuries were reported throughout the entirety of the incident.
Below is a slideshow of pictures posted by the Sylacauga Fire Department of the fire and aftermath.