A Wednesday afternoon blaze at Faith Lutheran Middle School and High School means Thursday classes are canceled.
The fire was reported about 4:45 p.m. Clark County firefighters arrived at the school, near Hualapai Way and Charleston Boulevard, and found several roof solar panels on fire. The school had already been evacuated, firefighters said.
Firefighters checked inside of the building and went to the roof to extinguish the flames. They removed some roofing materials while putting the fire out. Three classrooms had water damage as a result, the fire department reported.
Because of the damage, the smell of smoke and the failure of the cooling system, school officials decided to cancel classes on Thursday, with the exception of the class taking the advanced placement world history test.
Firefighters are still investigating what started the fire, which caused an estimated $60,000 in damage.
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