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Small fire at Wheaton North High School

Updated: April 11, 2013 9:39AM

(WHEATON) A small fire in a science storeroom Thursday morning disrupted the start of classes at a west suburban school, but no one was injured and fire department personnel have given the OK to start classes.

In a statement emailed to parents, Community Unit School District 200 spokeswoman Erica Loiacono said that before classes began Thursday at Wheaton North High School, there was a small fire in a science storeroom.

“The fire was put out by our sprinkler system,” she said in the statement. Fire department personnel responded and “when students arrived to school this morning they were directed to the fieldhouse until the fire department could secure the area.” The Wheaton Fire Department has since determined it was safe for students to return to the building at 701 W. Thomas St. so classes could resume, she said.

Classes taking place in two wings of the building are being relocated. No students or staff were injured, Loiacono said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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