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Debris Catches Fire near HHS

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Hattiesburg High officials are glad that a fire on the school's practice field didn't catch the gym on fire.

The school gym is still undergoing renovation since the Feb. 10 tornado.

Last night a pile of debris laying next to the building caught fire.

Officials say they believe it was a chemical fire.

The debris was a pile of leftover paint cans and other materials crews were using in the gym.

Authorities are still investigating.

The gym suffered smoke damage to the outside of the building.

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