- Associated Press - Thursday, May 19, 2016

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Investigators are trying to determine what caused a fire in a Greensboro elementary school classroom.

Media outlets report that Jones Elementary School students will go to school on normal schedule Thursday, despite the Wednesday night fire.

Dispatchers say firefighters responded to the fire alarm around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Fire crews said the fire was contained to a pre-kindergarten classroom, but caused damage to a second classroom and part of the cafeteria. Responders were able to get the fire under control minutes after they arrived.

Some janitors were on the property at the time of the fire, but were not hurt.

School spokeswoman Wanda Mobley says that due to the fire, some classes will be relocated to other rooms. Students will get lunch in their classrooms.


This story has been corrected to read that fire began at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday not 8:30 a.m. Thursday

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