Montgomery high school destroyed by overnight fire

Photo courtesy Andrew James/WAKA

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Firefighters were busy early Saturday morning battling a fire at a high school.

The fire started around 3 a.m. at Booker T. Washington High School, about a mile from the Alabama Capitol Building, according to the Montgomery Fire Department.

Firefighters arrived and found heavy fire on the second floor of the building. It took crews about two hours to contain the fire.

A Montgomery Public Schools spokesman told Montgomery CBS affiliate WAKA that the building was a total loss. Students will be out of school for the week and resume classes at Hayneville Road School Aug. 27.

The cause of the fire is unknown.