Firefighters extinguish a fire that started Saturday afternoon on the roof of James W. Russell Elementary School in Gray. Jon Bolduc/Sun Journal

GRAY — Firefighters from several towns put out a fire Saturday afternoon that started on the roof of James W. Russell Elementary School.

Firefighters take fans Saturday to clear smoke from James W. Russell Elementary School in Gray after a fire started on the roof. Jon Bolduc/Sun Journal

Though the fire did not spread from the roof to the interior of the school, it did fill the school with smoke, according to Gray Fire Chief Kurt Elkanich. He said there didn’t appear to be any structural damage to the roof or to the school’s interior.

No one was inside the school when the fire broke out.

The Office of State Fire Marshall will investigate the cause of the fire.


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