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      Fire damages National Children's Center school, Masonic lodge in Silver Spring

      SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) - Montgomery County authorities are investigating a fire at a school for people with developmental disabilities and Masonic lodge in Silver Spring.

      Officials closed a section of University Boulevard near Dennis Avenue on Wednesday morning after the fire at the National Children's Center. The school shares a building with a Masonic lodge. The area was later reopened to traffic.

      Officials say a fire alarm went off about 4 a.m. Wednesday. The fire apparently caused major damage on the second floor of the building. No injuries were reported.

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