Crews battle fire at Bridgetown Middle School

BRIDGETOWN, OH (FOX19) - Crews battled a fire at Bridgetown Middle School Tuesday morning.

The fire broke out around 6:15 a.m. at the school on Race Road. The fire was extinguished about a half hour later.

The fire started in a classroom on the second floor, and was contained to that room. Preliminary investigation reveals it started at an aquarium.

No students were in the building at the time, as classes aren't scheduled to resume until Wednesday.

"We are currently cleaning up the classroom," said superintendent Todd Yohey. "We called in our architect and structural engineer to make sure there is no structural damage to the area.  Safety of students and staff is our priority and we want clearance from experts before opening for school tomorrow.  At this point, school at Bridgetown Middle will begin (Wednesday) as scheduled."

Staff members were allowed back inside the building at around 7:30 a.m. No injuries were reported.

"First and foremost we are very thankful that no one was injured in this morning's fire," said Yohey. "All damage was to objects or things that can be repaired or replaced.  I ask everyone in the Oak Hills' Family to say a prayer of thank you for protecting our staff and firefighters."

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