(12/19/2012)
UPDATE - Clay County High School resumed classes Wednesday after a fire struck the building Tuesday night.

The fire broke out about 8 p.m. in the computer lab in the vocational section of the school, according Danny Brown, assistant superintendent of Clay County Schools.

Brown said the school experienced power outages on Tuesday, the electric coming and going, and could have contributed to a fire starting in a fridge in a computer lab.

The fire spread to a shelf holding books and other paper items.

The school's fire alarm went off, and two emergency responders immediately drove to the school, he said, and kept the fire under control with fire extinguishers until the fire department arrived.

The fire and the water used to extinguish the flames caused some damage in the lab and a few nearby rooms sustained smoke damage.

"There's quite a bit of computer equipment in there that we'll probably have to dispose of," Brown said.

The vocational section of the school where the fire happened was built before code required sprinklers.

ORIGINAL STORY 8:30 PM TUESDAY - Fire broke at Clay County High School in Clay Tuesday night.

The Clay Volunteer Fire Department responded to the school where smoke was reportedly spreading into the building.

Reports say that the fire was in the school's computer lab.

Firemen brought the fire under control quickly before it could spread to other areas, but firemen were still on scene at 9 p.m.

Information regarding what caused the fire was not available.


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