Kendrick El. classes normal after small fire

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Classes were going ahead normally Wednesday morning at Kendrick Elementary School in Waco following a small fire in a classroom Tuesday night.

Firefighters responded to a report of smoke in a portable classroom at the campus at 1801 Kendrick Lane about 11:p.m. Tuesday.

Waco Independent School District spokesman Kyle DeBeer said that when firefighters arrived they found a fire in the ceiling of a portable classroom behind the main school building.

The fire was contained to the single portable building and there was no damage to the main building or other portables.

There were no injuries and classes were to continue as normal.

DeBeer said, “We would like to thank the Waco Fire Department for their great work. Thanks to the firefighters who quickly contained and extinguished this fire, our students and educators at Kendrick Elementary won’t miss a beat.”

The written fire report indicated that the fire was apparently started by a light ballast in the ceiling.

The report said those using the building will have to be relocated until repairs can be made.

The fire report put the estimated damages at $15,000 with total value of the building and contents at around $60,000.

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