Fire reported at elementary school in Waco

Published: Apr. 11, 2018 at 12:09 AM CDT
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A portable classroom at Kendrick Elementary School caught fire late Tuesday night.

Crews with the Waco Fire Department responded to a report of smoke at the school at 1801 Kendrick Ln. before 11 p.m.

According to officials with the Waco Independent School District, when fire crews arrived, they found a fire in the ceiling of one of the portable classrooms behind the main school.

Officials said the fire was contained to the portable building.

"There was no damage to the main building," said Kyle DeBeer, Executive Director of Communications for Waco ISD.

DeBeer said classes would continue as normal Wednesday.

"Any students that would have had classes in the portable will be moved to another location at the campus," he said.

The fire comes in the middle of STAAR testing for Kendrick students, which started Tuesday and would finish up Wednesday.

“We would like to thank the Waco Fire Department for their great work,” said DeBeer.

“Thanks to the firefighters who quickly contained and extinguished this fire, our students and educators at Kendrick Elementary won’t miss a beat.”

DeBeer later told KWTX the portable was being used as an art classroom, and that the art teacher is relocating to the library for the time being.

No one was injured.