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Published December 24 2008

Fire damages Fergus Falls classroom

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. – Fergus Falls High School will be repairing damage during the holiday break after a small fire started in a classroom Tuesday morning.

A science teacher was preparing an experiment about 8 a.m. Tuesday when a small fire started from chemicals.

No students were in the classroom at the time, Superintendent Jerry Ness said.

The high school was evacuated briefly. The fire was immediately extinguished by teachers before firefighters reported to the school to help clear the smoke.

The fire caused minimal damage, estimated at “a couple hundred dollars at most,” Ness said.

No injuries were reported, and the damage will be repaired over the holiday break.