NEPTUNE BEACH, Fla. – No one was hurt Thursday after a small fire burned a building on the campus of Fletcher High School, authorities said.
According to the Neptune Beach Police Department, the fire started during school hours outside a pool pump room.
Classrooms near the area were evacuated as a precaution and the fire was quickly put out.
The Police Department shared a short video of the fire on its Facebook page.
Fletcher High School Electrical Fire
Neptune Beach Police Department, #DCPSPD & #JFRD on scene of a small electrical fire in an outdoor pool pump room at Fletcher High School in #neptunebeach. Classrooms near the area are being evacuated for precautionary reasons. The fire is out and there is no danger to any student at this time. Please avoid area and follow the directions from the school during dismissal.Posted by Neptune Beach Police Department on Thursday, January 30, 2020
A student who was on campus at the time of the fire said he and other students had to run through a cloud of smoke to get out of harm’s way.
“Thankful that the fire was put out quickly, and that everyone is okay,” student Luke Gilboy tweeted.
Fire at Fletcher High School right next to the portable with a group of students (me included). Thankful that the fire was put out quickly, and that everyone is okay. Had to run through a cloud of smoke to evacuate @ActionNewsJax @wjxt4 @FCN2go pic.twitter.com/PUBC9iTS6p— Luke Gilboy (@Luke_Gilboy) January 30, 2020
Transformer fire at Fletcher High. It was right next to my portable. I had to run through a large cloud of smoke to escape. If this isn’t a reason to fix failing school buildings, nothing is @lennycurry @RoryDiamond @LeAnnaCumber @boylanmt @TFreemanJax @CMTommyHazouri pic.twitter.com/WtBKBjUMo7— Jack Rowan (@fletcherjack_11) January 30, 2020