Old Stonewall Jackson facility cottage burns
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Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2014

Old Stonewall Jackson facility cottage burns

No injuries were reported early Tuesday when fire destroyed one of the old cottages at the Stonewall Jackson Youth Development Center near Concord, authorities say.

The fire was reported shortly after midnight at a cottage on a portion of the facility not being used, officials said.

The Stonewall Jackson Youth Development Center is a N.C. Department of Public Safety facility for male teens with legal problems. About 150 young men are housed at the facility on the 88-acre site.

Some of the older buildings date back to 1909, when the facility was opened as North Carolina’s first juvenile detention center.

Diana Kees, a spokeswoman for the Department of Public Safety, said Tuesday that the fire was in a building that hadn’t been used for about 15 years.

There is no word on a cause of the fire.

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