Huber Heights school catches fire

(WDTN Photo/Fred Taylor)
(WDTN Photo/Fred Taylor)

HUBER HEIGHTS, Ohio (WDTN) – Fire crews were sent to the Wright Brothers Elementary School in Huber Heights after the roof caught fire Thursday morning.

The school in the 5700 block of Harshmanville Road caught fire around 11:30 Thursday morning.

The Huber Heights Communication Center confirmed to 2 NEWS the school was on fire but said fire personnel had the fire under control. The Huber Heights Fire Chief said the fire began while by work was being performed on the roof of the building. Contractors were working on the roof which caused a spark.

Fire officials say the building is equipped with fire suppression equipment on the roof and this helped keep the small fire under control until fire fighters arrived. Only minimal damage was done to the building.

Students were not in class Thursday but teachers were working in the building. They were safely evacuated. School will reopen Monday as planned. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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