Fire at Lejeune High School

Fire and Emergency Services respond to a structural fire that broke out Thursday evening at Lejeune High School on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune on Thursday night. The fire burned a hole in the front left portion of the schools roof and several rooms sustained water damage while one interior wall was damaged by the fire, prompting the superintendent to cancel classes until a thorough health hazard inspection could be conducted.

A Thursday evening fire at Lejeune High School has prompted the cancellation of classes for Friday.

Fire and Emergency Services responded to the structural fire that broke out around 6 p.m. Thursday at the high school on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune.

According to officials at the scene, the fire appeared to have started in an electrical closet above the band room in the left front quadrant of the school. The fire burned a hole in the front left portion of the school’s roof, and several rooms including the auditorium, a theater classroom and the band classroom sustained water damage where fire sprinklers were triggered, according to a release from Camp Lejeune.

Camp Lejeune and Jacksonville fire departments responded, evacuating several people from the building and eventually putting the fire out, according to a release from Camp Lejeune. There were no reports of injuries, and all students had been accounted for.

Camp Lejeune School District Superintendent Todd Curkendall canceled classes at Lejeune High School until a health hazard inspection can be conducted to determine restoration needs to make the school staff for students. That inspection is expected on Friday.

The cause of the fire was not immediately available, and a damage estimate was also not immediately available.