WHITEFIELD — Fire departments quickly put out a fire in the gym of an elementary school in a small Maine town.

The Kennebec Journal says firefighters from several departments responded to the fire at Whitefield Elementary School on Friday morning. Students were evacuated from the school.

Town Clerk Aaron Miller says there was no smoke visible. He says firefighters arrived on the scene before 10:15 a.m. The report of a fire initially began with a report of smoke in the school’s gym.

Whitefield is a town of about 2,300 people located about 12 miles southeast of Augusta.


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