Madison County 911 Center received a report of smoke coming from the old Greenville Primary School in downtown Greenville at approximately 8:05 p.m., on Wednesday, April 23.
Greenville Fire/Rescue was first on scene and reported a two-story structure behind the old Primary School was fully involved and requested assistance from other departments. The structure was the cafeteria that was detached from the main building and has not been in use for some time. The State Fire Marshall was called to investigate and determine a cause for the blaze. According to Greenville Fire and Rescue Fire Chief Hakili Washington, the fire was still under investigation at the time of print on Thursday.
Madison, New Home, Sirmans and Hamburg sent engines and tankers as well as Madison’s ladder truck out to the fire. Cherry Lake Fire/Rescue came to Madison to be available in the event that additional calls were received. Also assisting was the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, Madison County Emergency Medical Services and Madison County Emergency Management.
No injuries had been reported.