Fire closes Forest middle school - - Jackson, MS

Fire closes Forest middle school

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FOREST, MS (WLBT) - Students at a Scott County school were evacuated Wednesday morning after a fire caused smoke to fill their classrooms.

The fire occurred at Hawkins Middle School at 803 Oak Street in Forest.

School officials say the blaze started in a janitor's supply closet, burning an electrical panel. That knocked out power to parts of the building, sending smoke into the hallways.

Students at the school were evacuated and sent to the high school where they waited to be picked up by their parents.

No injuries were reported, and the cause is under investigation.

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