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SPEAKE, Ala. (WHNT) - Firefighters were called to the old Speake High School on Tuesday morning. 

A fire was reported just before 10:30 a.m.  Firefighters from Speake and Moulton rushed to the scene and acted quickly to keep the flames from spreading.

According to Lawrence County Superintendent Heath Grimes, an old heating unit was left on to keep pipes from freezing.  The building has been part of the community since the 1930s.

"We don't think its extensive at this point, there's still a lot of looking and I guess investigating to do, but at this point it seems to have destroyed the janitors' closet and just smoke and water damage," said Grimes.

The school was locked.  No one was inside when the fire started.