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Classes will resume Wednesday at Hancock Middle School

Members of Servpro, a Hancock business specializing in water- and fire-damage cleanup, clean the classroom in which there was a small fire at Hancock County Middle School early Monday, January 23, 2016. The fire triggered the sprinkler system, which ran for nearly four hours, flooding numerous classrooms.
Members of Servpro, a Hancock business specializing in water- and fire-damage cleanup, clean the classroom in which there was a small fire at Hancock County Middle School early Monday, January 23, 2016. The fire triggered the sprinkler system, which ran for nearly four hours, flooding numerous classrooms. amccoy@sunherald.com

Hancock Middle School will resume class as normal Wednesday morning, Assistant Superintendent Donnie Gholston said.

School officials had canceled classes because a fire Monday morning set off sprinklers and flooded classrooms.

Maintence company ServPro and the school’s custodial staff worked Monday and Tuesday to mop up the water and sanitize the school.

Hancock County Emergency Management Director Brian Adam, who is the county’s fire marshal, is leading the investigation into the origin of the fire.

A small fire in one of the classrooms at Hancock Middle School early Monday morning triggered a sprinkler that ran for around four hours, flooding the hallways and many of the classrooms. Hancock County School District Assistant Superintendent giv

Kate Magandy: 228-896-2344, @kmagandy

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