Smoke filled a DeKalb County neighborhood and forced a major roadway to shut down as a former elementary school burned early Thursday morning.
DeKalb County firefighters responded at about 3 a.m. to the former Hooper Alexander Elementary School on Memorial Drive near Rupert Road.
Firefighters had to rip boards from the doors and windows in order to fight the flames. Investigators are trying to determine whether someone set the fire intentionally, perhaps as he or she tried to stay warm with the sub-freezing temperatures outside.
Memorial Drive remained closed in both directions until 6:30 a.m.
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