Fire at Indianapolis school prompts evacuation; no injuries

September 13, 2019 GMT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities say a fire on the roof of an Indianapolis elementary school prompted the evacuation of hundreds of students.

No one was injured in the Friday morning fire at Amy Beverland Elementary School. Authorities say two teachers were checked out at the scene for possible smoke inhalation, but they weren’t taken to a hospital.

The Indianapolis Fire Department says the fire stemmed from a construction torch and drywall. Workers were using a torch to cut bolts in the building’s rafters.

The Lawrence Township district’s school is in the midst of a renovation and expansion project.


Classes were canceled for the day Friday and students were bussed to another school so they could be picked up.