A Killeen ISD school building that hasn't been in use since 2009 caught fire in the early hours on Friday.

According to a report from the Killeen Daily Herald, the long abandoned Fairway Middle School campus in Killeen on Whitlow Drive caught fire.

Our partners at KWTX report that a KISD police officer alerted officials about the fire at the structure at 701 Whitlow Drive at approximately 3:40 AM.

KXXV reports that The Killeen Fire Department immediately responded and authorities believe that the fire initially began in the gymnasium. About 8 fire engines reported to the scene, and while the fire has been contained, by 8 AM firefighters were still working to completely extinguish the flames.

The vacant school building serves as a temporary shelter for hurricane evacuees and occasionally as a venue for free dental care for veterans. Killeen ISD has the school building listed for sale, but the recent fire damage may make it more difficult to get rid of.

Did you or your children ever attend Fairway Middle School?

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