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Fire causes extensive damage to Blackman Middle School wrestling building

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The fire started around 10 p.m. Sunday. (WSMV) The fire started around 10 p.m. Sunday. (WSMV)
Everything inside the wrestling building was damaged. (Source: Matt Sells) Everything inside the wrestling building was damaged. (Source: Matt Sells)
Firefighters say the blaze was accidental. (Source: Matt Sells) Firefighters say the blaze was accidental. (Source: Matt Sells)
MURFREESBORO, TN (WSMV) -

Officials say a fire at the Blackman Middle School wrestling building was accidental.

Firefighters responded to the facility just before 10 p.m. Sunday.

Crews were not able to get inside the metal building because the smoke was so thick.

Everything inside the building, including wrestling mats, weights and work-out equipment, was heavily damaged. The school district is still working to determine the extent and cost estimate of the damage.

The Murfreesboro Fire Department said Monday that the fire appeared to be accidental.

A representative for Rutherford County Schools said the building is in a separate facility and neither the high school nor the middle school were damaged in the fire.

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