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Fire damages 3 classrooms at Capitol High

Capitol High School (Source: Baton Rouge Fire Department) Capitol High School (Source: Baton Rouge Fire Department)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Officials said three classrooms were damage when a fire started at a Baton Rouge high school Friday morning.

The Baton Rouge Fire Department reported it happened at Capitol High on North 23rd Street around 6:15 a.m. Mark Miles with Baton Rouge Fire Department said responding firefighters found a classroom on the second floor burning.

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined, but investigators do not suspect foul play.

“The Recovery School District is foremost concerned with the safety of students and staff and we are pleased that no one was harmed during this morning’s fire at Capitol High School," said Recovery School District Superintendent Patrick Dobard. "As authorities continue to look into the cause of the fire and thus ensure there are no further incidents, we will continue to work closely with East Baton Rouge Parish Schools to focus on the expeditious repair of the facility and get students back into the classroom as soon as possible.”

Miles added they were able to contain the flames to three classrooms, but the rest of the building had water and smoke damage. The school contains 14 classrooms.

Officials reported firefighters covered some of the computers with tarps to protect them.

Firefighters do not yet have an estimated cost of damage caused by the fire.

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