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Roof fire forces evacuation of South Side elementary school

Updated: August 30, 2013 4:48PM

A South Side elementary school had to be evacuated Friday morning after a fire broke out on the building’s roof.

All students were safely evacuated from Higgins Elementary School at 11710 S. Morgan, according to Fire Media Affairs officials.

The fire was extinguished by 9:10 a.m. and the school had to be ventilated, Fire Media said.

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