At 1220am Magnolia Fire Firefighters were awaken to respond to a fire alarm at Bear Branch Middle School on FM 2978 just north of Woodlands Parkway. Thinking it was a routine alarm as so many are. As they arrived on scene jst moments later they saw smoke. As they rounded the east side of the building is was evident this was not going to be just a faulty alarm call. Fire was showing out floor windows. THe engine company immediately went to work on the blaze as they called for a full box alarm. That full box alarm was followed withing minutes by a second alarm. The quick thinking of the first crew in by hitting the fire with a deck gun for a quick knock down probably saved a lot of the second floor classrooms. As crews from Magnolia, Needham, Lake Conroe and The Woodlands arrived on the scene most of the fire had already been knocked down. Heavy fire damage was reported to be in two classrooms believed to be computer labs. Another classroom suffered smoke and water damage. THe Superintendent of Magnolia ISD along with Deputies with Montgomery County Precinct 5 Constables Office, who provides school security, arrived on the scene a short time later. The Montgomery County Fire Marshal’s Office Investigators will attempt to determine the cause of the blaze and how it was able to progress so quickly.