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Classes canceled at Aldo Leopold in Green Bay after fire

Students will not have class today at Aldo Leopold Community School after a fire inside the school.
Posted at 6:39 AM, Jun 04, 2024

GREEN BAY, WIS. (NBC 26) — Classes have been canceled at Aldo Leopold School following an early morning fire.

Green Bay firefighters were called to the school at 622 Eliza Street at 3:04 AM for a fire alarm.

Crews say they noticed heavy smoke billowing out of the building's south side of the first floor, but no flames were visible from the outside.

Investigators say the fire appears to have started from the art room, and it was controlled within 30 minutes.

Firefighters then spent the rest of the morning checking for hot spots and ventilating the building.

The Fire Marshal is investigating the cause right now.

NBC 26 Today's MacLeod Hageman initially asked since the fire seemed to have started from the art room, if it started from a kiln, but investigators say it's too soon to tell at this point, and they'll update us once they have more information.

School spokesperson, Lori Blakeslee, says Friday was the scheduled last day of school for Aldo Leopold educators, and she says they're working remotely today on their lesson plans, and we should have more information later today about what this means for the remainder of the week and school year.

Please stay with NBC 26 on air and online as we continue to follow this story.

Classes have been canceled today at Aldo Leopold Community School in Green Bay due to a fire that happened early Tuesday morning.

The fire was put out and firefighters are working to ventilate the building.

Firefighters were on the scene fighting the fire in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

We spoke with the Battalion Chief who said the call came in around 3 a.m. and they believe the fire started in a classroom.

Nobody was injured in the fire, and firefighters say the fire is not suspicious.