Small fire closes Lafayette high school

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

A small fire caused officials to cancel classes at Lafayette's Jefferson High School for two days.

School officials say the fire broke out in a basement storage room before classes began Thursday. Authorities sent the school's nearly 2,400 students to a nearby middle school before classes were canceled.

Lafayette schools Deputy Superintendent Bob Foreman says classes won't be held again Friday as repairs are made.

Firefighters were called to the high school around 7 a.m. after reports of fire alarms going off in the building.

Superintendent Ed Eiler said the fire was caused by an electrical short and created a lot of smoke.

Firefighters were able to quickly control the fire, moving many items in the storeroom into a hallway and outdoors.

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