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The Durham Fire Department responded to a fire at Rogers-Herr Middle School on Thursday morning.

The Fire Department was dispatched at 6:31 a.m. to the school, 911 W. Cornwallis Road, according to a Fire Department press release.

“Firefighters found a large, masonry school with moderate smoke visible from the cafeteria,” the press release states. “The fire was contained to a commercial bun steamer and was quickly extinguished by fire personnel.”

There were no injuries and the school had no damage and planned to open to students and staff as scheduled, the release states.

The fire is under investigation.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

Virginia Bridges covers criminal justice in Orange and Durham counties for The Herald-Sun and The News & Observer. She has worked for newspapers for more than 15 years. In 2017, the N.C. Press Association awarded her first place for beat feature reporting. The N.C. State Bar Association awarded her the 2018 Media & Law Award for Best Series.
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