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Locker room fire forces Detroit school closure

Locker room fire forces Detroit school closure

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DETROIT (AP) -

A firecracker set off by a Detroit third-grader has caused a small blaze in his school's locker room, forcing a two-day building closure.

   Education Achievement Authority spokeswoman Chrystal Wilson says no one was hurt in Wednesday morning's fire at Murphy Elementary, which was evacuated.

   The boy's locker room suffered smoke and water damage. The fire was contained to the locker room.

   School was canceled Wednesday and will remain closed Thursday. No classes are scheduled Friday due to staff professional development training.

   The Education Achievement Authority operates 15 low-performing schools in Detroit.

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