A fire in an Oklahoma City high school damaged a classroom and forced the evacuation of hundreds of students today, officials said.
Firefighters were called to the Northeast Academy, 3100 N Kelley Ave. about 11:30 a.m. to put out a fire in a basement classroom, Battalion Chief Kirk Wright said.
There were no injures or damage outside the classroom.
"We did have some heavy smoke in the basement and first floor, Wright said. "Students will not be back in the building until we get the smoke cleared out.
Oklahoma City School Spokesman Cordell Jordan said 775 students are enrolled at the school, but many older students were off campus on Friday.
Jordan said the students evacuated the school quickly and were moved to the football field. Parents could check their children out of school for the rest of the day, though students were expected to return to class after the smoke cleared.
Jordan said the fire started in an art classroom in the basement. He said the door to the classroom was locked, with no one inside at the time of the fire. He said there was electronic equipment in the classroom, and thought fire and water caused "fairly extensive damage.