Several classrooms damaged by fire at elementary school

Posted at 8:28 PM, Aug 29, 2013
Image courtesy Terin Orahood

Image courtesy Terin Orahood

SALINA, Utah – Fire crews responded to a fire at Salina Elementary School Thursday, and the blaze damaged several classrooms.

Principal Nolan Anderson said the fire started on the roof of one wing of the building, located at 210 W. 300 North.

Anderson said a teacher and janitors were in the building, and they spotted the fire quickly. They called emergency responders and did what they could to keep the flames from spreading.

Firefighters extinguished the flames within about 30 minutes of arriving. Several classrooms will be closed due to fire and water damage.

Anderson said school will be in session Friday, as the damaged portions of the school can be closed off from the undamaged areas. Officials said parents should drop their children off at the north side of the school.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. School district officials are still working to determine the extent and cost of the damages. There were no reported injuries.