Evacuation Ordered After Fire Breaks Out At PS 44 In The Bronx
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Public School 44 in the Bronx was evacuated after a fire broke out there Wednesday afternoon.
No injuries were reported, the Fire Department said.
The fire broke out at 3:17 p.m. on the third floor of the five-story Accion Academy on Prospect Avenue near East 176th Street.
The Department of Education said the fire broke out in a classroom and brought under control.
According to the department’s website, Accion Academy serves about 180 students in grades 6, 7 and 8.
The site says students usually go home around 2:30 p.m. but some stay on an extended schedule until 3:07 p.m.
The school was dismissed on time, the department said.
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