Classes Canceled After Fire Guts Texas Elementary School

FANNETT (March 18, 2014) The Hamshire-Fannett Independent School District in rural Southeast Texas canceled classes districtwide Tuesday after an early-morning fire that gutted Hamshire-Fannett Elementary School.

The fire was reported at around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jefferson County sheriff's Deputy Rod Carroll said.

Flames and smoke were pouring from the building when the first crews arrived.

Details about the extent of the damage the fire caused weren’t immediately available Tuesday morning.

The cause is under investigation.